microfinance

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   

Within the impact investing industry, microfinance has historically been viewed as a fine example of an investable, market-sustained solution to poverty. Hundreds of millions of dollars have flowed to microfinance institutions (MFIs) and microfinance investment vehicles—across asset classes—generating social impact alongside consistent and stable financial returns.

Tags: due diligence   impact   impact investing   investors report   microcredit   microfinance   poverty      

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   

Earlier this month, I was one of seven members from the GP team that flew to Ecuador to attend FOROMIC, an annual conference held by the Inter-American Development Bank.

Tags: Bolivia   due diligence   Ecuador   Foromic   Latin America   microcredit   microfinance   Peru   

At last week’s 17th Microcredit Summit in Mérida, Mexico, stakeholders from the microfinance industry gathered to discuss how innovations in microfinance can help rid the world of extreme poverty.

Tags: Bolivia   CRECER   impact   Latin America   Mexico   microcredit   Microcredit Summit   microfinance   Truelift   

We are delighted to announce that we were presented with an “Access to Finance” award as part of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation’s (OPIC, the U.S. government’s development finance institution) inaugural Impact Awards.

Tags: access to finance   cooperative   Impact Award   Latin America   microfinance   OPIC   

“Financial inclusion is one important aspect of empowering people living in poverty, but we all know there are other facets to it,” said Rick Beckett, Global Partnerships’ (GP) president and CEO.

Tags: COMIXMUL   Habitat for Humanity   microfinance   OPIC   Pro Mujer in Nicaragua   

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