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GP IMPACT: Summer 2014

For those of you in the U.S., you know that Mother’s Day was May 11, a joyful time to recognize the amazing contributions mothers make. In honor of all the smart and courageous mothers around the world, we’ve dedicated this issue of our IMPACT newsletter to them.

FEATURED STORY
Read about the toughest job in the world, and learn why investing in women yields enormous benefits for them, their families and the greater global economy. Read more >

PERSPECTIVES
Our partner, Friendship Bridge in Guatemala, highlights how more than 20,000 of their clients have improved their own lives through access to business and financial education as well as capital. Read more >

THE ROUND UP
We selected a few reports on why investing in women is important, and on the rise of “gender lens investing,” which seeks to direct more capital into efforts that close the gender gap in financial access, education and workplace opportunity. Read more >

IMPACT IN ACTION
Follow the scent of spices in the home of Dorotea Champi from Arequipa, Peru. From farm laborer to small business owner, she illustrates why investing in women is so important and so rewarding.  Meet Dorotea >

FROM THE FIELD
Sixta, one of our portfolio directors, brings us stories from the field! As a woman and mother, she understands and connects personally with the women she meets during partner visits. She shares their dreams and aspirations with you. Read more >

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Blog Tags: entrepreneur   gender lens   Guatemala   IMPACT Newsletter   microentrepreneurship   Peru   women   

Dorotea Champi stands in her spice workshop with ADRA staff.
Dorotea Champi stands in her spice workshop with staff from ADRA, one of Global Partnerships' partners in Peru. Photo © Global Partnerships.

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