About us

Mbrella is trying a new approach to charity. We don’t ask for your money to alleviate a problem in the short-term – instead we want to create impact that solves the problem in the long-term.

To do this, we rely on a mixture of donations, donor’s active participation and scientifically proven measures. We are also backed by strong supporters: the PharmAccess Foundation, the Joep Lange Institute, and the Center for Advanced Hindsight.


Center for Advanced Hindsight

We are a research lab at Duke University. We believe that findings from behavioral economics can be leveraged to improve people’s financial decisions, health and general wellbeing.

“The majority of our projects are focused on financial decisions and health, and a program trying to get people to save for healthcare is the perfect combination of both.”
Dan Ariely, Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke University


Joep Lange Institute

We are an activist institute, inspired by the life and work of Joep Lange. We believe that access and quality in global health must be improved by making health markets work for the poor.

“Helping people to stand on their own feet is perfectly in line with our mission of ‘flipping the switch’ in healthcare markets, so we are glad to support this project.”
Michiel Heidenrijk, Joep Lange Institute Executive Director


PharmAccess Foundation

We are an international NGO, which uses an integrated approach to strengthen both the demand and supply-side of the health system. We strive to make inclusive health markets work in Africa. That the previously excluded can get access to affordable care. That, even in the most remote areas, people can trust the quality of care they receive. We believe that with political will, public-private partnerships and by using mobile and digital technologies, healthcare in Africa can be transformed in the interest of its people.

“After establishing the savings wallet M-TIBA in Kenya, it makes sense for us to take the next step by helping people to get healthcare coverage.”
Monique Dolfing-Vogelenzang, PharmAccess CEO

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