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FLII 2015: Four takeaways from a week with the top development innovators and investors in Latin America

By Anna De La Cruz, Senior Advisor to the Linked Foundation The 2015 Foro Latinoamericano de Inversion de Impacto (Latin American Impact Investing Forum) held February 22-24 in Merida, Mexico, was much more than a chance to visit a lovely colonial city on the Yucatan peninsula. The annual forum, held by New Ventures Mexico, is…

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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.

Tiendas de la Salud, Guatemala – A qualitative evaluation of a micro-pharmacy franchise

  The University of California, San Francisco’s Anna De La Cruz and Naomi Beyeler of The Global Health Group, published this extensive evaluation of our work in Guatemala with Tiendas de la Salud (TISA). In it, they discuss methodology, community wealth and education profiles, community healthcare contexts, and key programmatic elements for TISA’s impact 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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