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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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BOSI Mexico Rural Pharmacy Pilot: Making the most of data to design for success

  Last month, the Linked Foundation and Mercy Corps Guatemala teams visited the first three rural pharmacies in Puebla, Mexico that are part of the Boticas Simiares (BOSI) pilot program led by Farmacias Simiares. As Nancy described, it was incredible to see what has been accomplished in just a few months. Three women-owned small pharmacies…

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Leveraging: Boticas Similares the Micro-Pharmacy Initiative in Rural Mexico

Leverage. Yes, it is a word associated with things that are not particularly well thought of: leveraged-buyouts, over-leveraged, conniving personalities. But in our non-profit world, it is a beautiful word. It is something that we strive to achieve day-in and day-out in advancing our mission to provide critically needed access to healthcare in rural, poverty-stricken…

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Linked Founder Dorothy Largay Receives 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award

The Linked Foundation is honored to report that the Spirit of Entrepreneurship Foundation has awarded Founder Dorothy Largay its 2015 Rock Star: Life Achievement Award. She receives the award, along will 11 other female entrepreneurs, for her work fostering entrepreneurship over her lengthy career as a management consultant and founder of Linked. Read more about the…

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