Working closely with communities in Africa

Bringing about sustainable changes that improve the lives and livelihoods of the most vulnerable.
Africa

Ghana

Through Boafo Microfinance Services Ltd., Global Communities is providing Ghanaians with access to affordable finance to enable them to pursue their business, shelter and educational dreams. At the same time, we are working with local governments and communities to improve access to water and sanitation services. In Northern Ghana, Global Communities is working to reduce poverty and improve the nutritional status of vulnerable populations and in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation, we are working to create employment opportunities for youth. Learn more »

Kenya

Global Communities is implementing the PEPFAR-funded DREAMS program which aims to help adolescent girls and young women adopt healthy behaviors and lead safe, fulfilled lives. We are also supporting the development of cooperatives under the USAID-funded EMIRGE program. Through a $50 million loan guaranty facility, Global Communities is bolstering trade by increasing access to financing for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) engaged in agribusiness. Learn more »

Liberia

Global Communities continues to support the Government of Liberia in its efforts to improve disease surveillance at the community level in response to the Ebola crisis. Global Communities is also working with local governments to improve water and sanitation services in three counties. Learn more »

Malawi

Global Communities is implementing the five-year Agribusiness Investment for Market Stimulation (AIMS) program to bolster trade by increasing access to financing for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) engaged in agribusiness in Kenya, Tanzania and Malawi. The core of the program supports lending to banks through a $50 million loan guaranty facility (LGF) backed by the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC). Global Communities complements this LGF with technical support to partner banks and agribusiness SMEs, including cooperatives, farmer associations and savings and credit cooperatives. Learn more »

Rwanda

Global Communities has been working in Rwanda since 2005 to support vulnerable households affected by HIV/AIDS. These programs have focused on providing health education, vocational training, support to orphans and vulnerable children, access to care and other types of critical services. Global Communities is also helping Rwandans bolster their livelihoods by promoting the development of cooperatives, increasing access to financial services, providing agricultural training and nutrition education, and promoting financial literacy among low-income households. Learn more »

South Sudan

Through the USAID-funded PROPEL program, Global Communities is working with communities in South Sudan and help them identify, prioritize and implement projects to improve local resiliency. Learn more »

Uganda

Global Communities is helping smallholder farmers to achieve their full economic potential by supporting best practices in cooperative development. Learn more »

Tanzania

Global Communities is implementing the five-year Agribusiness Investment for Market Stimulation (AIMS) program to bolster trade by increasing access to financing for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) engaged in agribusiness in Kenya, Tanzania and Malawi. The core of the program supports lending to banks through a $50 million loan guaranty facility (LGF) backed by the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC). Global Communities complements this LGF with technical support to partner banks and agribusiness SMEs, including cooperatives, farmer associations and savings and credit cooperatives. Learn more »