Banyan Global is a subawardee to KOIS Invest, an impact finance firm, on a United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded project called INVEST Tanzania, managed by DAI Global, LLC. This partnership is centered on designing and supporting the operationalization of a sustainable blended finance tool—the Health Investment Fund—that will address working capital needs of faith-based hospitals and health care facilities (FBOs) in Tanzania.
Banyan Global has been working with the Christian Social Services Commission (CSSC), the organization that will support the FBOs who will participate in the Health Investment Fund once it is launched. CSSC is the largest ecumenical organization in Tanzania, working in more than 87 provinces and dioceses which manage and own 42 percent of hospital health services and 56 percent of health facilities in rural areas in Tanzania.
On August 26 and 27, 2022, Banyan Global conducted a Training of Trainers for Christian Social Services Commission (CSSC) staff in Dar es Salaam. There were 12 participants (three women and nine men) in total, including two staff from CSSC headquarters and ten from regional offices. The ToT was designed to help CSSC staff learn about the Health Investment Fund and how it functions, so they can then train FBOs on how to use the fund to improve their health facilities’ working capital.
On the first day of the ToT, the participants were able to observe the full training provided by Banyan Global trainer, Deus Manyenye. The following day, the participants took turns presenting a part of the training to gain familiarity with the material. The feedback on the ToT was very positive, and CSSC staff are now ready to help FBOs benefit from the Health Investment Fund when it is launched.