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
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
As the year draws to a close, I reflect, as many do, on the state of our world, and especially on the reality experienced by the poorest and most vulnerable among us. I’m encouraged by progress that’s been made. Extreme poverty rates are on the decline. People are living longer, healthier lives. More developing countries … Read MoreReflections
According to the GIIN 2015 report, The Landscape for Impact Investing in East Africa, East Africa is one of the centers of global impact investing. Activity has grown strongly throughout the region over the past five years during which $9.3 billion was disbursed by more than one thousand direct investments by development finance institutions (DFIs) … Read MoreWhy GP Expanded to East Africa
I arrived in Kenya in late May, just as the rains were subsiding and the bright green stalks of young maize could just reach a zebra’s shoulder. As a summer associate for Global Partnerships, my project was to research, assess and provide recommendations on a prospective new investment initiative in agriculture inputs. Based out of … Read MoreGrowth Opportunities in Kenya
July 2, the 2016 International Day of Cooperatives, is a day to celebrate the thousands of member-owned and member-run cooperative enterprises which collectively help realize the economic aspirations of more than 250 million people worldwide. At Global Partnerships we are firm believers in the cooperative movement, particularly how they are able to help the lives of smallholder … Read MoreCelebrating the Impact of Cooperatives
Women all over the developing world play vital roles in cash management, making daily decisions on how to spend their limited resources on food, healthcare, and other necessities. Studies continue to highlight that investing in women not only positively impacts the individual, but her family and community as well. The unfortunate irony is that women … Read MoreWhat does it mean to invest in women?