Penta was founded in 2015 to bring high quality, low cost prosthetic care to people with disabilities in Vietnam by repurposing used equipments in the United States.
According to the World Health Organization, there are more than 4 million people with disabilities in Vietnam due to traffic accidents and the legacies of war. More than 95 percent of these people lack prosthetic care due to the restrictive medical costs.
Every year, thousands of used prosthetic equipments are replaced in the U.S. and cannot be resold in the country due to liability and regulatory issues.
At Penta, we believe that these two problems can turn into one innovative and life-changing solution.
How we work
Penta’s mission is impact-driven and our team closely monitors the real impact of our work. Here are a few metrics we’ve collected:
In Vietnam, we work with the largest orthopedic hospital in HCM and two private clinics, Le Nam and VietOrtho to fit amputees with prosthetics.
In the U.S., we are partnered with 22 clinics in the North East.
- Clinton Global Initiative and Clinton Global Foundation one-year grant (selected out of 600 applicants worldwide)
- Venture Launch Award
- Social Innovation Fellowship from Brown Swearer Center for Public Service
- Yale Entrepreneurial Institute Fellowship
- Yale College Dean's Challenge on Social Innovation
- Jack Ringer Fellowship from Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
- First place for ChangeFest Social Impact Hackathon
- Social Innovation lab at Yale Dwight Hall for Public Service
- OZY x JP Morgan Genius Award
- Second Place for Brown Student Agency Social Impact Competition
- Brown UCS New Initiative Fund Recipient (two time winner)
- McKinsey Women's Impact Award