Welcome to the Board, Rosemary Chengson!

Global Partners is pleased to announce that Rosemary Chengson has joined our board of directors and is currently serving as board treasurer. Rosemary brings years of experience and leadership to the board, and her expertise will ensure the continued integrity and effective functioning of our financial reporting and internal controls. After working for [...]

By | August 24th, 2021|News|0 Comments

Update from the Field: Adjusting to Pandemic Life in Kenya

It is sixteen months since we had the first nationwide lockdown in Kenya due to COVID-19. If you would have asked me how long this pandemic would last for, I would have told you just until August, but when August came I could tell I was very wrong and now, I am not [...]

By | August 3rd, 2021|News|0 Comments

Technical Advancements at Obalwanda Primary School

Engineers are problem solvers, and when it comes to water projects in rural areas of East Africa, problem solvers are invaluable. When Global Partners was approached for partnership by Obalwanda Primary School in Kenya and learned about the community’s desire to bring clean water to the school, we knew that our technical team’s [...]

By | July 7th, 2021|News|0 Comments

Introducing New Board Member Robert Demler

Robert Demler, is currently retired from a 46 year career as an International Banker and a Diplomat-Advisor with the U.S. Department of the Treasury.  He received a Meritorious Honor Award from the U.S. State Department for his advisory work at the Central Bank of Liberia and received a second Meritorious Honor Award from [...]

By | July 7th, 2021|News|0 Comments

Toilets: A Simple Intervention

Global Partners has implemented A LOT of toilet (latrine) projects lately. As a matter of fact, almost half of the projects we’ve funded in the last year have included toilets. So why are we focusing so much of our efforts on such a simple intervention? First, it’s what schools and communities want. [...]

By | March 12th, 2021|News|0 Comments

Arkaria Community Center: Building a Better Future

We often say that our focus is partnership rather than charity, and Global Partners has developed many long-lasting friendships and partnerships during our 40-plus year history. Alais Morindat, a local leader of a Maasai community located in Arkaria Village, Tanzania, has worked alongside Global Partners for decades. The partnership between Arkaria Village and [...]

By | March 12th, 2021|News|0 Comments

A Special Shout Out for Team Engineer

Although everyone on the Global Partners team has an important role to play, the members of our technical team deserve special recognition. Our core technical team, affectionately called “Team Engineer” by the rest of the Global Partners staff, consists of Joseph Ochieng (Technical Director), Elias Njoga (Field Engineer), and Michael Glaser (Technical Advisor [...]

By | March 12th, 2021|News|0 Comments

COVID-19 Cases Surge in Kenya: Our Response

Like much of the world, Kenya is currently experiencing a rapid increase in COVID-19 cases. Many healthcare workers have contracted the virus, largely due to an inadequate supply of personal protective equipment. Healthcare facilities, especially in rural areas, are ill-equipped and lack the capacity to effectively respond to the current situation. An increase [...]

By | November 26th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Long Before Glasnost by George Rainier Weiner: Recounting the days of World Runners

Check out Long Before Glasnost by George Rainier Weiner. All proceeds from this book go to Global Partners for Development. To purchase the book, visit: To donate, visit: During the cold war years (1969-91), many American individuals, small groups, and somewhat larger organizations traveled to Russia in hope of breaking down [...]

By | November 26th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Advancing Community-led Initiatives in an Uncertain World: 2020 Annual Report

Global Partners’ 2019-2020 fiscal year ended in the midst of a global pandemic. As the world changed, we began collaborating with local staff, partners, and leaders to determine how to best support East African communities. In additional to the emergency response interventions we immediately implemented, we also began directing an increased percentage of [...]

By | November 26th, 2020|News|0 Comments