Latin America

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.

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Don Roberto, our driver, stomps down on the accelerator but our car continues to roll downhill. We've lost traction on the steep road to El Aguacate, a remote village perched on top of a mountain in Boaco, Nicaragua. We need to get there to interview Maritza, a client of Global Partnerships' partner, MiCrédito. I begin to worry that we won't make it.

Tags: Central America   field visit   Green Technology   impact   impact in action   Latin America   Nicaragua   off-grid   solar energy   solar light   solar lights   solar technology   

Finding Inspiration in Peru

From Global Partnerships' most recent Impact Journey to Peru, Gerarda and Clemente's story of their experience running a small business selling ice cream with the help of ADRA Microfinance's village bank lending platform.

Tags: ADRA Microfinance   impact   Impact Journey   impact journeys   Latin America   microentrepreneurship   PartnerTrips   Peru   philanthropy   travel   village bank   

After the 2015 Biennial of the Americas, one impact investing-focused clínica looked

Tags: impact   impact evaluation   impact investing   Latin America         

Global Partnerships (GP) recently disbursed a working-capital loan to a new partner, COOPEFACSA (Cooperativa de Ahorro y Crédito Fondo Campesino de San Antonio), a savings and credit cooperative offering financial services to rural, smallholder farmer populations in the Autonomous Region of the South Atlantic (RAAS) in Nicaragua.

Tags: Central America   COOPEFACSA   cooperatives   farmers   INGEMANN   Latin America   Nicaragua   rural livelihoods   

In the first quarter of 2015, Global Partnerships achieved two exciting "firsts." GP made its first investments in Paraguay, marking our entry into our 13th country. And, GP reached an important milestone of impacting over three million lives. Learn more in Global Partnerships' Investors Report:

Tags: BioExport   chia seeds   investors report   Latin America   outgrowers   Paraguay   rural livelihoods   sesame seeds      

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.

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