Ghana

MAB Medical Centre

With a loan of EUR 250,000 dr. Jacob and his team will be able to buy a dialysis machine and a CT-scan.

  • Local partner investment
  • 50 new jobs
  • 200 people reached

€250,000

Amount

48 months

Maturity

4.00%

Annual interest

EUR

Currency

6 months

Repayment period
100%
Fully funded in 31 days on 7 January 2016.
+ 256 other investors

MAB Medicare Centre is a sole proprietorship Healthcare Concern registered in Ghana to operate as Medical Practitioner, Supplies of Pharmaceuticals and their allied products and medical equipment, and Medical Research. The center is an amalgamation of five (5) health facilities namely MAB main, MAB International Hospital, MAB Ablukuma, MAB Santa Maria and Megavest Medical Centre Limited. 

The facilities are managed by experienced medical doctors like Dr. Jacob Kwabena Mensah Akuamoah-Boateng (Medical Director) Dr. Victor Brakohiapa (The Deputy Medical Director), Dr. Mark Addo, Dr. Job Mbeki and many Physician Assistants. They handle all medical cases and have built a three storey modern hospital. Borrower has a total of 92 bed capacity hospitals and provides services to institutions like financial institutions, mining companies and many corporate institutions.

Both Centers have OPD, Admissions, General and Specialized surgical operations and a 24 – hour ambulance services including Anti and Post Natal Treatment. The Centers are accredited for district observed treatment course (DOTS) for TB clients under Global Funds.

Special Features

  1. Located in the largest and densely populated poor community in Accra where medical care centers do not abound.
  2. Accepts the National Health Insurance card contrary to other private hospitals
  3. It is the biggest chain of private health facility in that locality.
  4. The facility employs 280 individuals thus creating more jobs
  5. Has a training school for nurses with over 500 students
  6. It supports international humanitarian programs. For example it has been accreditation for the district observed treatment course (DOTS) for TB clients under Global Fund.
  7. It is the most complete private health facility. It competes with most public health facilities
  8. It is one of the biggest private structures in Accra located in a poor community.

Social Responsibility

  1. Free treatment for very poor clients especially antenatal about 800 of such patients are treated annually.
  2. Approved center for the free screening and treatment of TBC.
  3. Registers thousands of children under 18 years and aged people free for National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
  4. Accepts National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) as a private hospital. Most private hospitals do not accept it due delay in payment of claims.
  5. Organizes free health camps for the treatment of specialist cases. Doctors from all over the world are assembled for this.
  6. Has expanded to 5 poor communities in Accra. Has opportunity to expand to rich communities but concentrates on the poor communities.
  7. Built five bus stops for the community.

It is MAB’s desire is to be a one-stop-shop for the provision of excellent health care delivery in Ghana and the world.

The first stage of construction is now complete and has resulted in the construction of a four storey building accommodating a new Emergency Department, one new operating theatre and 3 new 30-bed inpatient units.

Once subsequent phases are complete, the hospital will have two additional operating theatres, a ten-bed state-of-the-art Intensive Care Unit, three new inpatient units and a kidney transplant centre.

It will provide modern and specialized services such as:

  • CT-SCAN
  • MRI
  • X-ray with fluoroscopy
  • Dialysis
  • Limb fitting
  • Physiotherapy

  • dr Jacob: "Our goal is to be able to invest in health care equipment, such as kidney dialysis machines that will allow us to serve Ghanaians at home as opposed to having to send them abroad for treatment".

    Lendahand will provide the loan to dr Jacob and his team together with local partner ABii National. The loan will have to be repaid in 48 months.

    Security: mortgage over hospital building and a semi-detached Pharmacy Block Situate at, Darkuman, Nyamekye with FSV of GHS6,000,000

    Company nameABii National
    CEOdr Jacob Akuamoah Boateng
    Founded2000-01-01
    LocationAccra
    SectorServices
    Turnover€597,614
    Employees280

    Impact of this project

    • With this investment 50 jobs are created
    • With this investment 200 people are reached

    About the investment

    TypeLocal partner investment
    IssuerABii National
    Funding target€250,000
    Annual interest4.00%
    Maturity48 months
    Repayment periodSemiannually
    CurrencyEUR
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    Every local partner must share our social mission to ensure local entrepreneurs can access affordable financing, allowing them to grow their business. Local partners must also have a 'track record'; they must have proven themselves as a reliable credit provider for SMEs.

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    When currency exchange risks become too high for a local partner, Lendahand will urge the local partner to cover these risks. In some scenarios, the local partner is contractually obliged to comply with these demands.

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    What happens if the local currency devaluates?

    Our local partners and companies bear the exchange rate risks. We settle the investments, redemptions, and interest payments in euro.

    Does Lendahand use a third foundation fund?

    Lendahand works with Intersolve EGI: a Dutch financial institution specializing in payment settlement and electronic money. To be able to offer these financial services, Intersolve EGI must comply with the applicable financial legislation. Intersolve EGI is therefore supervised by De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) and the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) and owns a license to act as an Electronic Money Institution (and therefore also has a license as a Payment Institution). Your money will be deposited on a protected and secure bank account until the project you have invested in has been fully funded. Intersolve has no access to these funds. Once the project is fully funded, the money is transferred to the local partner or company in question.

    What happens with my money if Lendahand goes bankrupt?

    If Hands-On BV (containing the brand name Lendahand) went bankrupt, trades between Lendahand and payment service provider Intersolve EGI would cease immediately. Intersolve will then transfer the funds in your wallet to your bank account (Note: if at this time the project you have invested in has been fully funded and the money has thus been transferred to the local partner, these funds will not be transferred back to your bank account). Intersolve will then, in consultation with a trustee, handle all repayments between the investors and entrepreneurs until the final repayment of the last project has taken place.

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    About ABii National

    Portfolio Overview€5,679,594.45
    Leverage ratio0.42%
    Write-off ratio last 12 months0.00%
    % investment amount in arrears (>90 days)65.00%

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