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Unlocking the Power of Client Voice

Unlocking the Power of Client Voice

At Global Partnerships (GP) we believe that with access to tools, resources, and information, people have the power to earn a living and improve their lives. We also believe that market-sustained solutions have an essential role to play in unlocking and sustaining opportunities for millions of people living in poverty. In turn, we invest in … Read MoreUnlocking the Power of Client Voice

Paths to Prosperity

Paths to Prosperity

Jaidi is a seamstress, a mother, and one of the most successful business owners in her town. She grew up in extreme poverty in a family of seven children, where her mother, as Jaidi describes, “fought to maintain us.” Jaidi moved to Managua, Nicaragua seeking economic opportunity, and she learned to sew clothing. She worked … Read MorePaths to Prosperity

The Meaning of Giving

The Meaning of Giving

As the New Year approaches, it is a time to celebrate with family and friends, and reflect on what matters most in one’s life. For myself, that includes family, friends, good health and meaningful work. Our meaningful work at Global Partnerships is made possible by you. Webster’s dictionary defines philanthropy as “goodwill to fellow members … Read MoreThe Meaning of Giving

How We Invest in Women

How We Invest in Women

Imagine that you are a woman living on a farm on the outskirts of a small, rural town in Bolivia. You wake before the sun rises to tend to the animals, cook buñuelos, feed your children and send the older ones off to school. You then spend the early morning managing the farm and the … Read MoreHow We Invest in Women

What it Means to be Impact First

What it Means to be Impact First

Long before we invest in a partner delivering life-changing products or services to households living in poverty, we begin by identifying what impact our investment will have on those households. We call this being impact first. It is a defining characteristic of what makes Global Partnerships who we are. To ensure that we invest in … Read MoreWhat it Means to be Impact First

What it’s like to intern at Global Partnerships

What it’s like to intern at Global Partnerships

We were lucky enough to have several student interns join our team this summer and wanted to take a moment to highlight their hard work and accomplishments, as well as what they’ve learned about impact investing, global development, and the nonprofit space. They worked throughout GP in different departments, including development, green technology, and marketing … Read MoreWhat it’s like to intern at Global Partnerships

Creating a New GP Investment Initiative: Home Improvement Finance

Creating a New GP Investment Initiative: Home Improvement Finance

In February, Global Partnerships made a $500,000 impact investment in Procaja, a microfinance organization working in rural Panama, to support Procaja’s home improvement loan portfolio. This was not only GP’s first investment in a partner in Panama, but also our first loan in a new investment initiative: Home Improvement Finance (HIF). This was all the … Read MoreCreating a New GP Investment Initiative: Home Improvement Finance

Expanding OPIC is Good for America and the World

Expanding OPIC is Good for America and the World

For more than 20 years, Global Partnerships has been committed to its mission of expanding opportunity for people living in poverty. We work as an impact-first investor in some of the most challenging developing countries in the world to support sustainable solutions to poverty. In coming weeks, Congress will begin debate on the recently released … Read MoreExpanding OPIC is Good for America and the World

Celebrating International Women’s Day

Celebrating International Women’s Day

  Teresia Wacuka’s family farm sits on the plains, before the ascent into the central highlands of Kenya. Modest in size but well managed, her farm supports eight cows, a chicken coop, and a field of subsistence crops. While Teresia speaks proudly of her contributions to the increased productivity on the farm, her focus is … Read MoreCelebrating International Women’s Day