Partners for Development Taxi Service

Partners for Development

Product description Brand name and product description

Saving Lives at Birth Taxi Service: an affordable transportation system for rural Cambodian individuals, linking various villages to each other and to hospitals for emergency/mass transport. A motor bike, called a “Remorque”, pulls a 5.25 m^2 cart that can fit about 25 people to the nearest desired location (usually a hospital or healthcare center).

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)
Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

Partners for Development, through local government management and local private sector transport providers.

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.


~$1 USD per month per subscriber who purchases a transportation card

Monthly fee per community, so that transportation is always available without the worry of an up-front payment. Each fee will vary based on travel distance to the next stop on the route.

PFD will assist Commune Councils (CCs) in competitively awarding contracts to local private transport (boat/barge, truck/motorcycle cart) providers at a set monthly fee for plying a specified daily route be developed in consultation with villagers based on perceived transport needs.

Village-level revolving loan funds will be established to provide on-the-spot micro-credit for the costs of emergency travel. When poor women are transported to the hospital, the loan will be repaid by the Health Equity Fund, a government social protection scheme already in place. Otherwise, families will be responsible for repayment with interest rates and repayment terms as set by the Village Development Council.

In unusually distant locations where emergency transport costs would exceed the repayment capacity of most residents, Commune Council social welfare
funds will subsidize the actual cost.

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.
SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal #3: Good Health and Well-Being

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Local private sector transport providers serving pregnant women and newborn children in need of routine and urgent ante/postnatal and delivery care.

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