Haiti

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   

In Part 2 of our GreenTech series, we discussed the various types of solar products that have emerged to provide lights and other appliances to families living off-grid. Given the impact and strong demand for these products, combined with affordable price points and financing options, why doesn’t every family living off-grid already have a solar panel on their roof?

Tags: debt financing   Guatemala   Haiti   Latin America   off-grid   Peru      solar energy   solar light   working capital   

If impact investors have investment dollars then why do they still need philanthropic dollars? Good question. Last week, Anthony Bugg-Levine, CEO of Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF), did a great job at explaining a couple key roles that philanthropy plays in impact investing at his organization. In Bugg-Levine’s interview with Forbes contributor Devin Thorpe, it was shared that:

Tags: catalytic capital   credit enhancement   Haiti   NFF   philanthropy   

During my visit to Haiti this month, I met with a Haitian social entrepreneur named Dr. Ronald Laroche, who manages DASH (Développment des Activités de Santé en Haïti), a network of health facilities that currently provides preventive, primary and secondary health services to 40,000 people living in the country’s two largest cities—Port-au-Prince and Cap Haitien.

Tags: Caribbean   Haiti   Venture Philanthropy   

Most of us are familiar with reports on maternal and childhood mortality rates, but what other metrics should be considered when evaluating the health of a nation’s population?

Tags: access   Fonkoze   global health   Haiti   last mile distribution   measuring impact   

Empower Africa

As we all get ready to celebrate Independence Day and our collective spirit of patriotism, it’s a good time to reflect on U.S. generosity around the world.

Tags: Africa   energy   Haiti   Latin America   Obama   OPIC   renewable energy   solar energy   solar light