Pioneering women-led multi-community mutual health protection in India
Kumar Shailabh is a social entrepreneur and digital enthusiast at heart. He is an alumnus of Fergusson College Pune and the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai and an ASHOKA fellow. Shailabh started experimenting with the mutual insurance model in 2005 and was responsible for setup of Uplift’s rural and tribal footprints.
Uplift Mutuals is the unique pioneer of mutual health microinsurance in India where women communities run their own health insurance. They have a women-led model of health risk sharing/protection that works through community governance aided by technology, and has been tested across urban rural and tribal geographies. Uplift is now working to scale this mutual model across communities and reach out to a million lives in the next five years.