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Our Bankers without Borders fellow Jason Loughnane writes about Raintree Farms, an organization that is using medicinal moringa to help Ugandan farmers earn more from their land. http://ow.ly/AcetV http://ow.ly/i/6wfvo
Last weekend, I had the opportunity to visit a potential investee that Grameen has been speaking with for over a year, an agribusiness company focused on creating income generating opportunities for smallholder farmers while increasing the biodiversity of the local land. Founded by Teddy Ruge, ...
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In recognition of International Women's Day, March 8, 2014, we'd like to challenge mobile operators, NGOs, government and others to radically rethink the way that we allow poor women to benefit from mobile technology.
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Join us tomorrow at noon, ET for a special live chat with a Community Knowledge Worker from Uganda:
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It’s critical that financial service providers and mobile network operators understand the local nuances associated with the use of the mobile phone as they decide to bring #mobilemoney offerings to poor women.
Categories, India, Philippines. Age, Younger women more likely to own a phone and know how to use it and more likely to transact, All ages comfortable using the phone for many applications, but younger women tend to use MFS. Gender Disparity, High, Does Not Exist. Literacy, Low, High ...
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I followed forum once, wanted to hear how technology can help those with no access.  Extension workers... Grameen!
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"wouldn’t it be nice to understand who impact investors are actually serving?"
I have this nagging feeling of an elephant in the room – in the room of impact investing, I mean. On the one hand, we’ve made tons of progress.  I don’t just mean progress in terms of more funds be...
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How can behavioral economics help us better understand and meet the needs of poor people?  Alex Counts reviews the new book, "Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much".
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They are trained instinctively to become resilient.
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Lean #impact #data is game changing: Ziqitza Healthcare Limited experiments with Grameen Foundation's Progress out of Poverty Index
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"Let someone give you knowledge, then you are rich. That's what I say to my farmers." #magriculture #m4d #mobile  
Handsets in the continent are being used to do things the developed world is only now beginning to pick up on
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March 8, 2014 is International Women's Day. The theme this year is "Inspiring Change". We work with women who inspire us every day, women like Milena in Bolivia...
Women make up 70% of the world's poor. Every day, countless women face the challenge of living on less than $2.50. Grameen Foundation works to empower these women to lift themselves out of poverty. Empowered women will save lives, improve their families' income, and help the poorest countries ...
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Some Reflections on Grameen Foundation’s Microsavings Initiative
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"Trusted intermediaries can help bridge the 'last kilometre' gap, ensure information relevance, and overcome barriers of illiteracy, innumeracy, and language to effectively reach the poor who are otherwise invisible and disconnected."
Technology has increased the speed and reach of information but how do you get to communities that are offline or illiterate? Loren Treisman counts the ways
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TV so powerful they reached the grassroots too.  Programming but we can not overhaul.
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At Grameen Foundation, we're committed to sharing our experiences and insights with others. Only together can we leverage the resources and know-how to connect the world's poor to their potential. In this spirit, we offer up four lessons learned or affirmed through our work, along with relevant ...
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Identity.  Like ATM cards that is not transferable.
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Connecting the World's Poor to their Potential
Introduction

Grameen Foundation was founded in 1997 to help the world’s poor address their own unique needs. We believe that all of us desire to improve our lives, and that all of us – even the poorest among us – can reach our full potential if we are given access to the right tools and information.

Our work focuses on harnessing the under-appreciated strengths of the poor, an approach inspired by Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus and the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh. Grameen Foundation President Alex Counts also trained under and worked closely with Professor Yunus in Bangladesh for six years. While Professor Yunus is a founding director and a current director emeritus of our board, Grameen Foundation and Grameen Bank are independent organizations and have no financial or institutional links.

Our collaborative approach to poverty alleviation recognizes the multidimensional and complex nature of global poverty. We work with private sector companies, non-governmental organizations, government agencies and others to ensure we achieve lasting impact in the regions where we work.

We are headquartered in Washington, D.C., with offices in the U.S., Africa, Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean. We also work in the Middle East and North Africa through Grameen-Jameel Microfinance Limited, a joint venture, and in India through Grameen Foundation India, a wholly-owned subsidiary.