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When microfinance institutions also provide health services

By Isabel Auge

One of the basic services projects we’ve been supervising is titled “Improved Access to Health Services for Low-Income Women in Nicaragua, Haiti, Ecuador and Honduras,” and was executed by nonprofit impact investor Global Partnerships (GP) in coalition with Linked Foundation, the Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO), and other stakeholders.  The project was part of GP’s Health Services Initiative, which aims to develop sustainable business models for the delivery of health services to 100,000 women in Latin America and the Caribbean. Additionally, they partnered with local implementers in each country, which lately included Guatemala as well.