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June 29, 2020

Perseverance in the Time of COVID-19

Tefera Lemi is a beneficiary of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Feed the Future Ethiopia Value Chain Activity (EVCA) and an agro-dealer/animal feed distributor in the Meraro Kebele, located in the Oromia Region. For Tefera, COVID-19 has meant fewer customers and sales due to movement restrictions and transport shortages.

June 22, 2020

Mentors in Ethiopia Empower Fellow Women Entrepreneurs

Banyan Global leads the implementation of a mentorship program for women and youth on the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Feed the Future Ethiopia Value Chain Activity (VCA), linking established producers working in coffee, chickpea, maize, poultry, dairy, and livestock with women and youth who are interested and committed to pursuing similar businesses.

June 5, 2020

Empleando Futuros Launches Biosafety Courses to Help Honduran Workforce Respond to COVID-19

As part of the national response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Honduras, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Empleando Futuros (Employing Futures) project worked with the Honduran National Professional Training Institute (INFOP) and nine other government agencies to coordinate the development of a general manual on the basics of biosafety and a corresponding online certification course.

May 26, 2020

Malagasy Midwife Uses Skills from SHOPS Plus Training to Increase Impact

SHOPS Plus provides training in service quality and financial and business management to private providers in Madagascar, equipping them with the skills needed to achieve greater impact in their communities. In celebration of International Midwives Day, SHOPS Plus shines the spotlight on one midwife who used these trainings to further her business goals and dreams for the future.

January 24, 2020

SHOPS Plus and Société Générale Bank in Senegal Host Health Day

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Sustaining Health Outcomes Through the Private Sector (SHOPS) Plus provider access to finance activity, led by Banyan Global, supports private health facilities— including health SMEs—to strengthen their business and financial management skills and improve their access to financing. Working with the Société Générale Bank in Senegal's (SGBS) Maison de la PME seemed like an excellent opportunity to expand the project’s outreach to more health SMEs.

August 15, 2019

Business-Savvy Doctor Amps Up Service

Dr. Ndeye Pende Ndiaye, director of Bio Amarie Laboratory and Clinic in Kaolack, Senegal, used her newly acquired business skills from a SHOPS Plus training to purchase lab equipment that will help clinic staff diagnose and treat more illnesses.

February 12, 2019

Making Bookkeeping Easier for Private Health Providers

Managing a business is a lot of work and many health care providers who own facilities have never received training in business administration, making it even more of a challenge. SHOPS Plus helps providers acquire the necessary skills to run their facilities efficiently and effectively through business and financial management training. These skills are particularly important in accessing credit. 

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