Three years ago, Chase was traveling on a bus in Central America when a woman boarded the bus and asked the passengers for donations to pay for her son’s medical treatment. The experience led to the birth of Watsi, named after the town Chase was traveling through at the time.
Watsi launched to the public a year and a half ago on a bootstrapped budget of $3,000 and has since funded medical care for more than 2,000 patients in 23 countries. In the last year alone, Watsi processed nearly $3 million for patients (approx. $1M raised per employee).
Watsi was the first non-profit to be funded by Y Combinator and was featured in the New York Times. Learn more about who we are and what we do in this blog post about our recent trip to Kenya and Tanzania: http://exposure.watsi.org/a-dose-of-perspective