Growing up, I saw my single mom struggle to pay rent, find a job, and get healthcare. Luckily, we had extended family to rely on, but the experience shaped me: what would have happened if someone hadn’t been there to support us?
When I began working in healthcare, I saw how the institutions built to help aren’t just inconvenient, they’re often biased against the people who need help the most.
But I found I wasn’t alone. Others saw the gaps and flaws in the system too. So, we built Reema. And now we’re bridging the gap between people and the social safety nets in their communities so that everyone has access to the support they need.
Justin Ley, Reema Founder