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.
In our Investors Report for the fourth quarter of 2014, our Chief Investment and Operating Officer, Mark Coffey, highlights Global Partnerships’ work in rural livelihoods, the challenges in serving small-lot farmers, and promising new channels to deliver credit, technical assistance and market access.
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.
My job requires me to be an Excel and data nerd. You can usually find me wading through due diligence reports, financial statements and monitoring spreadsheets. These are the resources I depend on to evaluate investments in current and potential partners.
For those of you in the U.S., you know that Mother’s Day was May 11, a joyful time to recognize the amazing contributions mothers make. In honor of all the smart and courageous mothers around the world, we’ve dedicated this issue of our IMPACT newsletter to them.
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?
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.