Kasha raises $21M Series B led by Knife Capital to expand health access platform across Africa | TechCrunch

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  • Since many health products for women are stigmatized, Kasha has purposely offered a wide variety of products, including personal care products like soap, health products like contraceptives, and household staples like rice,” Bichsel told TechCrunch in an interview.
  • They can order products ranging from sanitary pads and contraceptives to diapers and cleaning supplies via its website or USSD.In its first year, Kasha strictly approached the Rwandan market with a direct-to-consumer model offering last-mile delivery of health products for women and newborns.
  • We also build a broader distribution network, reaching the mass market customer around the country and going to the last mile.”To ensure its products are authentic, the startup works directly with manufacturers and suppliers, sourcing and stocking the products it distributes to consumers, resellers and clinics.
  • “We have continued to expand our variety of products purely from customer demand and the needs of the different customer segments who purchase from us, including small kiosk shops, pharmacies, hospitals, clinics and consumers.”Starting in Rwanda, Kasha raised $1.5 million in seed funding from angel and impact investors.
  • Bischel says:Having reached this major milestone of closing our Series B, we are even more inspired and determined to achieve Kasha’s mission of being Africa’s leading digital platform for last-mile access to health.
  • “There are other health tech capabilities; we offer inventory credit to pharmacies, clinics and hospitals.
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