Members belong to groups, 207 in number, that originated from the engozi community funeral / burial groups.
Members pay an annual premium equivalent to only 4 – 6 US Dollars for cover for all emergency health problems and acute illness.
The 207 community groups are enthusiastic about the scheme recognising it is a not-for-profit programme that means they are accessing quality health care at the lowest possible prices.
Key features needed for a successful scheme:
1] Community trust that the provider can deliver: for example, if I become sick and need an operation in the middle of the night, will the service be available and safe?
2] Community involvement and engagement: a sense of ownership
3] Not-for-profit motivation: This leads to the community trusting the Scheme knowing that we are not trying to gain a profit from them but simply trying to provide a good service and just balance our books. Kisiizi does not have any donor support for the Scheme which works by spreading risk across large numbers of beneficiaries.