Emmanuel Chatina, OCLIYA


Emmanuel Chatina participated in Flame Tree Initiative's Development Entrepreneurship Lab (DELab) in 2019 to learn practical social entrepreneurship skills that would take his business, Online Clinic Yathu, to the next level. Online Clinic Yathu, better known as OCLIYA, is a Malawian social enterprise that offers affordable multidisciplinary physiotherapy and health services to adults and free cerebral palsy therapy to children. It uses a mobile technology platform to lower the cost of accessing health care and allow its users to locate health personnel according to their needs. When OCLIYA launched in 2018, Emmanuel faced many challenges like so many other social entrepreneurs. However, his perseverance is proving to pay off as OCLIYA was recently awarded one of the six best social enterprise ideas by mHub Malawi and was showcased as an innovative business model in Nairobi, Kenya at the Digital Opportunity Trust Unconference.

Today, Emmanuel is part of our DEStudio, driven to scale and increase OCLIYA’s social impact.

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