Category Archive for: Guatemala

Year End Reflections 2016

“It’s not enough to have lived. We should be determined to live for something. May I suggest that it be creating joy for others, sharing what we have for the betterment of personkind, bringing hope to the lost and love to the lonely.” ― Leo Buscaglia Every year as the holiday season begins to permeate…

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Happy Birthday Sir Fleming

Today marks the anniversary of the birth of Sir Alexander Fleming in 1881. If you’re scratching your head trying to remember why that name sounds familiar, let us help you out. Sir Fleming discovered penicillin – he’s the father of antibiotics. His life-saving discovery has saved millions of lives, and Linked Foundation is dedicated to…

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TISA Featured in Center for Health Market Innovations’ Highlights Publication

We are delighted that Tiendas de la Salud is featured in the Center for Health Market Innovations (CHMI)’s latest edition of Highlights.  This is an excellent publication that features 71 programs working in low- and middle-income countries to deliver better, more affordable care to the poor.  Linked Foundation is honored to be featured among such a group…

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Tiendas de la Salud (TISA) Video

For an informative summary of our efforts in Guatemala in conjunction with Mercy Corps and Farmacias de la Comunidad, please view the TISA video above.  To learn more about TISA – Guatemala, click here.

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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