This year’s ‘Distinction in International Service Award’ from the Martin Institute at the University of Idaho has been awarded to Global Partnerships in Seattle. Idaho Public Radio’s Glenn Mosley reports. (:55)
Global Partnerships was founded in 1994 and aims to help people living in poverty. Jason Henning is Vice President of Investor and Donor Relations:
Jason Henning: “We have been providing working capital loans to social businesses or social enterprises that are bringing essential goods and services to under-served people, mostly people living in poverty in Latin America, the Caribbean, and sub-Saharan Africa.”
Global Partnerships is currently investing in 50 micro-finance institutions in 11 countries. The focus is on four areas: health services, green technology, rural livelihoods and micro-entrepreneurship. Investments since 1994 total $171.8 million in 85 partner organizations.
The Martin Institute at the University of Idaho uses the award each year to recognize internationally-focused nongovernmental organizations based in the Pacific Northwest.
I’m Glenn Mosley.
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Posted April 27, 2016