Category Archive for: Our Partners

Prioritizing Reproductive Health in 2017

In 2017 we find ourselves assessing a new global health landscape, and a shifting set of challenges. The reinstatement of the Global Gag Rule (or “Mexico City Policy”) by the Trump administration means that organizations worldwide providing women’s health services will lose significant funding, and the women they serve will suffer the consequences. Populations to…

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A Firsthand Look into Mexico’s Health Social Enterprise Landscape

While other sectors like microfinance have been on the radar of impact investors and market-minded philanthropists for over a decade, health social enterprises are generally a newer player to the scene. But the last few years have seen huge advances for these market-based health solutions globally, including in Latin America – particularly in Brazil, Colombia…

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Proud to Support Fonkoze’s Boutik Sante Initiative

We are delighted to announce our recent grant to Fonkoze’s Boutik Sante initiative.  Boutik Sante means “community health store” and is using a social franchise model to provide affordable, accessible health products and services across rural Haiti.  We have committed $50,000 toward Fonkoze’s $400,000 goal to match the generous matching grant offered by Grand Challenges…

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MCE’s Loan Guarantee Model

An informative article from our partners at MCE Social Capital… Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is from Gary Ford, chief executive officer of MCE Social Capital, and Benjamin D. Stone, director of strategy and general counsel of MCE Social Capital and…

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TISA Guatemala – Family Participation

We wanted to share this very short video which illustrates how the whole family becomes vested in the success of TISA in Guatemala.

Center for Health Market Innovations Interview

Linked Foundation’s Executive Director Nancy Swanson and Mercy Corps’ former Senior Advisor of Social Innovations David Lehr were interviewed by the Center for Health Market Innovations’ Amanda Macchi about their Guatemala initiative, Tiendas de la Salud. Read the interview here: Bringing High-Quality Medications Closer to Salud’s Network of Health Stores

Featured in Stanford Social Innovation Review

We’re delighted that the SSIR has featured our initiative in Guatemala. Linked Foundation advisory team member David Lehr, authored this excellent summary of our efforts to improve the health of impoverished families in rural Guatemala. Making a Healthy Exit: In places like rural Guatemala, the quest to sustain a vital social enterprise often depends on…

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Honored: Bamboo Finance Features TISA Project

The most rewarding part of our work at Linked Foundation is witnessing sustainable improvements in people’s lives and health. That said, it is also gratifying when leaders in our sector recognize our efforts. Last year we were honored when Bamboo Finance, a commercial private equity firm specializing in investing in business models that benefit low-income communities,…

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Re-focusing my American Eyes

I have the great privilege of being able to do work which makes a difference in the world.  I say this from a place of gratitude, not one of smugness.  While I certainly enjoyed my former career in the telecom industry (and its concomitant financial benefits), it did not feed my soul the way my…

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Reflections from Honduras – Three Keys to Successful Partnerships

I recently had the good fortune to travel to three countries in 30 days with Lara, my colleague at Global Partnerships. We needed to meet with existing partners, as well as explore some new potential opportunities. While any time I venture into the field I have a well-organized schedule and set of goals to achieve,…

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