Latin America

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   

Over the next couple of weeks, we'll be providing an in-depth look at our emerging work in the GreenTech space. In part 1 of our 3-part series, we talk about why we decided to launch our GreenTech work with investments in solar lights.

Tags: developing countries   Green Technology   Latin America   Nicaragua   renewable energy   solar light   

As I look back on 2013, I am excited to share our progress achieved via our partnership with COMIXMUL and their community pharmacy initiative.

Tags: COMIXMUL   community pharmacies   Honduras   Latin America   sustainable health   

I was fortunate to travel to three countries recently with Lara Diaconu, GP’s vice president of the Health Services Fund, to meet with existing partners and explore the potential for new ones. In Honduras, we met with our partner in the Health Services Fund, COMIXMUL and their sister organization FUDEIMFA.

Tags: COMIXMUL   community pharmacy   Fudeimfa   Honduras   Latin America   Linked Foundation   

The topic of failure is not a popular subject for conversation. Yet, more and more organizations are encouraged to talk about it because it is in those failed efforts that we learn how to improve our practices and create more impact.

Tags: Caribbean   cooperative   due diligence   failure   investors   Latin America   lessons learned   loan structure   loans   portfolio   

The Impact of Giving

All parents want the same thing for their children—they want their kids to be healthy, educated and have sustainable economic opportunity. We heard this sentiment expressed in every household visited during our recent PartnerTrip to Peru.

Tags: communal banking   Latin America   microcredit   microfinance   PartnerTrips   Peru   village bank   

In honor of the International Day to Eradicate Poverty (October 17, 2013), we are publishing remarks from Enrique Godreau, III, keynote speaker at our 11th annual Business of Hope Luncheon, held on Oct. 8, 2013. They say that youth is wasted on the young. Now that I am older, that saying seems so true.

Tags: Honduras   Latin America   solar light   

I’m sorry,” offers Alicia, the co-founder and president of Buen Power, a social enterprise that sells solar products in off-grid communities surrounding Cusco, Peru, “We don’t have any more of that model in stock.”

Tags: last mile distribution   Latin America   Peru   solar energy   solar light