SHOPS Plus – HIV Core Sustainable Financing for HIV NGOs (Dominican Republic)August 1, 2018
WDI’s Healthcare team has provided diagnostic and consultative services on revenue generation and operational efficiency for four HIV-focused NGOs in La Romana and Santo Domingo since June 2018. WDI serves as a technical contributor and consortium member of the SHOPS Plus USAID-funded project. SHOPS Plus stands for Strengthening Health Outcomes through the Private Sector, which is a natural fit with WDI’s mission.
The four recipient organizations in the Dominican Republic have historically received a significant portion of their funding from President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and are now preparing for transition to sustainable social enterprise models. WDI’s onsite diagnostic and related technical assistance was highly customized to the business models and needs of the individual organizations. WDI developed actionable recommendations for the NGO decision makers on how they could modify their strategies and/or operations to work towards financial sustainability. Return visits will be conducted to assess progress and provide additional assistance to the organizations. WDI is also providing consulting services to one of the NGOs, Clinica de Familia, for the development of a sustainable business model for its new dermatology clinic.