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, featured the Tiendas de la Salud (TISA) project in a recent blog post. They, “…set out to capture case studies representing the best of the concept of “Shared Value.”
From the post:
Despite substantial government and philanthropic funding, the United Nations estimates that fifty-three percent of Guatemalans live in poverty, and 13 percent in extreme poverty. This is especially true in rural communities, and access to basic health care resources remains very challenging. Progress has been slow in developing innovative strategies to drive positive change, but there is reason to be optimistic about the future.