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At Grameen Foundation, our goal is to spur innovation in the global movement to eliminate extreme poverty. Part of that work is to develop better solutions and share them with people like you.

On GF Insights, we share lessons learned from our leaders in the field, news about efforts to expand access to financial and information services for the poor, and how poverty-focused organizations are using data to improve the way they work.

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11/12/2015 by


Female clients of Sonata learn how to repay microloans via mobile phones instead of in person.

By Preeti Anand and Sharada Ramanathan

Grameen Foundation India, in partnership with Oxigen Services India Pvt. Ltd and Sonata Finance Pvt. Ltd., is using a human-centered design approach to deliver mobile financial services and education to Sonata’s female microfinance clients in Uttar Pradesh. 

10/23/2015 by

With the business correspondent model accounting for an increasing proportion of overall business for small to mid-sized MFIs in India, there is growing interest in using technology to rapidly expand this channel.  

10/19/2015 by


Idrissa Kamara receiving the first vaccine in the EBOVAC-Salone trial in Kambia, Sierra Leone (Photo: Alexandra Donaldson, LSHTM)

By Monica Amponsah, Regional Program Manager, EBODAC Project, Grameen Foundation

Though it no longer dominates news headlines, those of us living in West Africa can still recall the fear and terror that rang in our hearts when the word ‘Ebola’ was spoken at the height of the epidemic. It’s not a new disease—and that knowledge has rallied the world and us to search for a way to prevent this type of decimation again.

10/15/2015 by

Yesterday, Grameen Foundation supporters heard from an extraordinary woman. Mabel Berrío of Colombia wears many hats; she is a loving mother of four, proud owner of her own farm, and a leader in her community.

09/30/2015 by Alex Counts


(L-R): Arcelia Gomez and Alex Counts of Grameen Foundation meet with Fred DeLuca, co-founder and president of Subway Restaurants, at the 2014 Subway Convention

The first time I heard the name Fred DeLuca I was spending some time at the Women’s Self-Employment Program (WSEP), a leading Chicago-based practitioner of U.S. microfinance at the time. His untimely death on September 14 profoundly saddened everyone connected to Grameen Foundation, which I founded in 1997.

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