Yolanda’s Story

Yolanda runs an artisan cooperative in Guatemala. She is a client of GP’s partner, Friendship Bridge, which provides finance, education and health services.

Tags: Friendship Bridge   Guatemala   Women-Centered Finance with Education   

Recently, Global Partnerships and Linked Foundation held a rural pharmacies workshop and gathered together various organizations that have been providing essential medicines to rural communities through a market-based model. With the support of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), we spent to days in Antigua, Guatemala with seven organizations from four countries

Tags: community pharmacies   Guatemala   Haiti   health services   Honduras   impact   last mile distribution   Latin America   poverty   rural health   rural pharmacies      sustainability   sustainable business models   sustainable health   women's health   

Over the past few years, Global Partnerships (GP) has been working closely with several partner organizations to develop their efforts to deliver health services in a financially sustainable way. GP has worked with five partners in five countries since 2011 to design, implement and scale sustainable business models.

Tags: Ecuador   Espoir   Friendship Bridge   Guatemala   health   health services   Health Services Fund   Latin America   microfinance   Nicaragua   Pro Mujer in Nicaragua   sustainable health   village bank   women's health   

Crowding together, we squeezed inside of Michaela’s stall. Colorful hand-woven purses hung from wall to wall. Michaela, 52, and a mother of eight, beamed with pride as she spoke about the business she built against all odds.

Tags: Friendship Bridge   Guatemala   Latin America   microfinance   women's empowerment   

Donor travel has become a valuable and compelling way for nonprofit organizations working on international initiatives to engage their supporters and bring them closer to the action.

Tags: Friendship Bridge   FUNDEA   Guatemala   impact journeys   Latin America   travel   

Multiple global crises, such as the Ebola epidemic in western Africa, conflicts in Ukraine and the Middle East, and droughts in Central America have led to an increasing demand for food aid. But the aid is unsustainable, according to the United Nations’ (UN’s) Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Food Program (WFP).

Tags: Central America   ebola   farmers   food security   Guatemala   Latin America   United Nations   

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.

Tags: entrepreneur   gender lens   Guatemala   IMPACT Newsletter   microentrepreneurship   Peru   women   

We are excited to share that we have expanded our partnership with Friendship Bridge, a nonprofit microfinance institution dedicated to improving the lives of impoverished women in rural Guatemala, by adding them to our Health Services Fund (HSF).

Tags: Friendship Bridge   Guatemala   health services   Health Services Fund   Latin America   rural health