About Us

Our mission is to expand opportunity for people living in poverty.

 

What We Do

 

Global Partnerships is an impact-led investor, pioneering and investing in sustainable social enterprises who deliver high-impact products and services for people living in poverty. Everyone deserves the opportunity to earn a living, care for their families, and improve their lives. Our investments are focused around three opportunity areas: economic, energy and health. Global Partnerships currently invests in a portfolio of 50 microfinance institutions (MFIs), social businesses and cooperatives in 14 countries in Latin America, the Caribbean and East Africa. 

 

Our Approach

 

Our distinct approach to impact investing is impact-led, strategic, and results-driven. Everything we do is about the clients our partners serve. We research which products and services are making a significant impact on households living in poverty. We then find and vet social enterprises who strive to reach marginalized populations - people living in poverty with a focus on those who are women and those living in rural areas. Then we invest debt funding into these social enterprises - our partners. We continue to measure the social impact of our investment and continually refine our strategy to maximize the depth and scale of our impact on people living in poverty.

 

Why Impact Investing

 

We believe that markets have an essential role to play in bringing meaningful and sustainable opportunity to millions of people living in poverty. We also see capital – both philanthropic and investment – as a critically important resource in effective global development. There are not enough philanthropic dollars in the world to reach hundreds of millions of people on an ongoing basis. We bring together both philanthropic capital, which is risk tolerant, and social investment capital, which values people and the planet, in financing progress out of poverty for millions of people.

 

Thanks to our donors and investors, our partner organizations are able to deliver sustainable solutions that help their clients save time and money, increase productivity, access affordable healthcare, and earn a stable income. 

 

Our Team

 

We are staffed by a team of 36 employees in offices in Seattle, Washington; Managua, Nicaragua and Nairobi, Kenya. Meet our staff and our Board of Directors.

 

Global Partnerships is a proud member of:

 

ANDE web

 

Confluence web

 

CSAF web

 

ICCR web

 

SPTF web