Mrs Nagammal is a member of the Sellur Vattara Kallanjiam (a women’s self-help group based in Madurai, Southern India).
Her son recently fell ill and was treated in hospital. Fortunately, Mrs Nagammal had purchased health microinsurance for her family with the DHAN Foundation through her membership of the self-help group. The self-help group facilitated the transaction, meaning the Mrs Nagammal and her family were able to avoid paying costly up-front medical costs for her son’s treatment, which they would have been unable to afford.
“Being a member of the Kallanjiam (self-help group) has been very useful for us” Mrs Nagammal explains.