Featured photo: Bringing healthcare to rural Hondurans
Doña Chila became a volunteer community pharmacist serving the 2,500 residents of El Tigre Island in Honduras through a training program provided by a local partner of social investment fund Global Partnerships. Each day she counsels at least 15 customers about recommended medications and dosages.
Global Partnerships is an OPIC client that provides small microfinance loans in rural communities and augments that support with other services such as business and health education classes as part of a broad strategy to give poor people the tools to improve their lives.
This week, on the occasion of Global Partnerships’ 20th anniversary, OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield joined Global Partnerships CEO Rick Beckett for a discussion about the value of impact investing.