Women-Centered Finance with Health

 

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By the Numbers

 

CURRENT PORTFOLIO AS OF MARCH 31, 2017:

 

20 Percent of Total Current Capital Deployed
12 Partners

 

CUMULATIVE AS OF MARCH 31, 2017:

 

$44.6 Capital Deployed
20 Partners
10 Countries

 

CALENDAR YEAR 2016:

 

$6.9M Capital Deployed
14 Partners
688,248 Clients
83% Female Clients
628,165 Borrowers
$887 Average Loan Size
281,631 Savers
442,539 Individuals Trained
502,761 Instances of Medical Attention

 

Improving Health and Economic Position

An estimated 1.3 billion people worldwide have no access to effective and affordable health services. This lack of access and burden of disease continue to be shouldered disproportionately by women.

 

Global Partnerships (GP) aims to improve the health of women living in poverty by investing in microfinance institutions (MFIs) that deliver credit and savings plus access to basic health services.

 

Who is Served?
The target demographic is female micro-entreprenuers living on less than $3.10/day.

What is Delivered?
• Small-to-medium size working capital loans delivered through the village bank
• Access to savings
• Preventive health education and/or screening
• Access to primary care for the client and her family 

Why is it Impactful?
Household health and economic position improves because women are agents of change. With access to financial and health services they are able to:
• Practice prevention
• Make more informed decisions
• Seek timely treatment
• Better deal with the costs associated with a health event

How is it Sustained?
Discounted health services may be delivered directly by the financial institution or through a third party or insurance model, with costs covered via pre-paid subscription packages or fee for service.