village bank

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   

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   

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.

Tags: Latin America   Nicaragua   Pro Mujer in Nicaragua   solidarity group   village bank   women   

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   

Our team returned earlier this month from the 6th Latin American Village Banking Forum held this year in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Wonder what happened? Here’s a photo recap.

Tags: Ecuador   Fundacion Alternativa   Latin America   VI Foro Latinoamericano de Banca Comunal   village bank   

A couple weeks ago I moderated a panel on Sustainable Health Services Models at the 6th Village Banking Forum held this year in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Two of our partners, Pro Mujer in Nicaragua and ESPOIR, presented what they had learned about what it takes to implement high performing health services programs via the village bank platform. While much was shared, one main takeaway I had was the importance of investing in staff capacity, particularly investing in those on the “frontline” of integrated service delivery with clients.

Tags: community banking   Ecuador   Espoir   financial inclusion   Latin America   microfinance   Pro Mujer   VI Foro Latinoamericano de Banca Comunal   village bank   

While all of our partners are classified as social enterprises – mission-driven organizations which apply market-sustained strategies to achieve a social purpose – each employ different business models that catalyze the flow of essential goods and services to people living in poverty.

Tags: cooperatives   fair trade   Latin America      village bank