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 urban 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 in urban communities to increase citizen engagement and improve service delivery. In Northern Ghana, Global Communities is working to reduce poverty and improve the nutritional status of vulnerable populations. Learn more »

Kenya

Global Communities is working with local partners to build their capacity to support, treat and care for individuals living with or affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. At the same time, we are working with schools in urban areas to improve students’ HIV/AIDS knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding HIV prevention and healthy behaviors. Global Communities is also working within urban neighborhoods to mitigate conflict and violence among youth. 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 »

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Liberia

Global Communities is helping Liberians rebuild their economy by supporting women entrepreneurs with training, certification and education. Global Communities is also working with local governments, community organizations and private partners to improve water and sanitation services in urban areas. Since March 2014, we have been responding to the Ebola crisis by conducting community-based health education outreach to help reduce further transmission; supporting burial teams with protective equipment, training and hygiene supplies; and providing logistical support and contact tracing. 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 »

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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 »

Uganda

Despite rapid growth over the past decade and a decrease in poverty approximately 27 percent of the Ugandan population continues to live below the poverty line. Much of the poverty is concentrated in rural areas of Uganda. With agriculture constituting 80 percent of the workforce, there is a need to assist smallholder farmers to increase their crop yields, improve food security and increase incomes. Rural smallholder farmers commonly lack access to markets, improved inputs, technical knowledge of planting and harvesting processes as well as have limited to no access to post-harvest storage facilities. Combined, these challenges limit farmers’ agricultural productivity. The cooperative development model is a strong tool for bringing these diverse smallholder farmers together to overcome common challenges to achieve key objectives. 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 »