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Grameen Shakti Wins Green Award

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June 23, 2008

Grameen Shakti, a social business that aims to provide renewable energy to the rural poor of Bangladesh, was awarded the coveted Green Energy Prize from the Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy. Dubbed the "Green Oscars," the awards recognize the leading renewable energy efforts in the world. The award further demonstrates the ability of social business to achieve best-in-class services while still focusing on a social-driven mission that benefits society at large.


I believe and have a strong thought about Grameen Bank. You guys are doing a great job. Keep it up. Hope someday Grameen bank also reaches our country Nepal.

Congratulations to Grameen Shakti. This shows that microfinance can also be combined with green efforts. Hopefully, this will be one of many successes in the social business arena that involve sustainable energy.