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Social Enterprises are Disrupting Health Care and Chronic Disease in Latin America

Earlier this month Linked Foundation Executive Director Nancy Swanson and I had the opportunity to attend Innovations in Healthcare’s 5th annual forum in Washington D.C. Healthcare innovators and investors from around the globe came to “connect, collaborate and learn” as they work to build sustainable solutions to health challenges. Private sector health solutions are rapidly growing, even in Latin…

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Global Philanthropy & MCE Social Capital

One of Linked Foundation’s partners, MCE Social Capital, makes loans to organizations focusing on women living in poverty to improve their lives. MCE Social Capital CEO, Gary Ford, is featured in a fabulous article in Global Giving Matters. The article explains MCE’s guarantor model and his own personal investment in it. A family history of philanthropic involvement and life lessons continue…

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Delivering Essential Medicines to the Rural Poor, Sustainably

Linked Foundation, Global Partnerships, and Inter American Development Bank sponsored a Rural Pharmacies Workshop in Antigua, Guatemala last month. Representatives from four countries and seven organizations gathered to share their knowledge and challenges on developing sustainable market based solutions to delivering essential medicines to the rural poor. Agnes Cho, program associate, Global Partnerships reports on…

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A Tale of Three TISA’s

In November, Linked Foundation’s advisor, Kim Wilson, traveled to Guatemala to get a first hand look at the health store model, TISA, a program Mercy Corps and Linked initiated in 2009. Having worked in microfinance for over two decades as an advisor, lecturer and consultant for a multitude of national and international organizations focusing on…

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10th Anniversary: First Year – 2005 Focus on Mission

Ten years ago, Dorothy Largay decided to convert her good fortune into good fortune for others. She gathered a group of respected colleagues and dear friends to brainstorm the vision, goals, and mission for what would become the Linked Foundation. Lynne Cage, who was instrumental in facilitating dialog at their offsite meetings, led Dorothy, Margi…

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Global Partnerships Added to ImpactAssets 50 for Fifth Consecutive Year

Linked Foundation is a proud partner of Global Partnerships, chosen for the fifth year as an outstanding impact investing fund manager delivering sustainable solutions to millions living in poverty. Since their inception in 1994, GP has invested $132.7 million in 73 partner organizations which bring sustainable solutions that help their clients save time and money, increase…

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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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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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ANDE 2015 Metrics from the Ground Up

The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) is a network of organizations that work to foster entrepreneurship in emerging markets. As an ANDE member, Linked Foundation has benefitted greatly from the connections and resources the network provides, particularly in our recent work on the BOSI pilot program in Mexico. Last week I had the opportunity…

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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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