Peru

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   

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.

Tags: impact investments   investors report   Peru   rural livelihoods      

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   

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.

Tags: due diligence   field visit   Latin America   Peru   

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.

Tags: entrepreneur   gender lens   Guatemala   IMPACT Newsletter   microentrepreneurship   Peru   women   

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   

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   

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