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.
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.
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.
Recently, Global Partnerships and Solubrite, a solar distribution company in Nicaragua, worked together to organize a one-day workshop in Ocotal, a city in northern Nicaragua and home to GP’s partner, FUNDENUSE.
In the field of development economics, the “last mile distribution challenge,” how to service the most geographically isolated corners of the world, is often portrayed as an amorphous concept that stumps social entrepreneurs around the world.
I’ve always believed that helping others is one of the best ways to grow as a person. On a recent field visit to a village bank affiliated with Pro Mujer in Nicaragua, a microfinance institution (MFI) and partner of Global Partnerships (GP), I saw the real power of solidarity in action.
In a solar-light illuminated office, Danny Stokley, Green Technology Fund officer, explains why solar lights are important in developing countries.
A Chinese-funded transoceanic canal in Nicaragua is slated for development but with it comes concerns about whether or not it will help the country, the second-poorest in the Western Hemisphere, after Haiti.