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07/01/2016

Note: This article is in Spanish.

Fernando Henao, Grameen Foundation's country director for Colombia, and Marcela Carrasco, MasterCard's vice president for Colombia and Peru, discuss how both organizaitons collaborated to help expand digital-based services for small-scale farmers in rural Colombia.

06/07/2016

In this blog, Gordon Lau of iDE discussed how the organization is using theTaroWorks mobile app to manage orders for toilets in rural Cambodia. Grameen Foundation created TaroWorks.

05/23/2016

The Wall Street Journal profiled a Grameen Foundation project in India that is expanding women's access to financial services via mobile phones.

05/11/2016

Camilla Nestor, Grameen Foundation's senior vice president for programs and regions, discusses how technology is helping to transform opportunities for poor farmers in sub-Saharan Africa, ahead of the World Economic Forum.

05/06/2016

Grameen Foundation's work in Uganda is cited as good example of establishing two-way information flows between farmers and service providers that enable farmers to be "indispensable contributors to, not just consumers of, climate-related farming data."

04/16/2016

Whitney Gantt, Grameen Foundation's global director for mobile agriculture, discussed the organization's plans to help coconut farmers in the Philippines become financially secure and more resilient to the impact of climate change.

04/01/2016

Grameen Foundation president Steve Hollingworth spoke to Global Washington about his lifelong commitment to fighting global poverty.

03/05/2016

In this op-ed, Juan Guardado argues that, despite Africa’s leading role in the mobile revolution, smallholder farmers have yet to fundamentally benefit from digital technology that can bring them unprecedented access to financial services, agricultural information and market opportunities.

02/02/2016

Grameen Foundation is cited as one of the few organizations that have built credit assessment tools specifically for smallholder farmers in a new report by the Initiative for Smallholder Finance that explores how innovative lenders are using new data sources and analytics to assess the creditworthiness of borrowers.

01/28/2016

Grameen Foundation's work with coops in Colombia was cited as an example of new initiatives to help coffee farmers increase productivity, improve business practices and gain access to finance.

01/26/2016

The one-time Microsoft program manager was inspired by a talk by Mohammad Yunus to work directly to fight global poverty.

01/20/2016

Powered by MOTECH, a simple-to-use mobile health (mHealth) technology developed by Grameen Foundation with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the effort aims to deliver life-saving information to millions of mothers and pregnant women in rural areas within three years.

01/12/2016

The project, led by Grameen Foundation India, aims to help underserved women increase their use of bank accounts and become more financially active.

01/11/2016

Author of the report, Prof. Kathleen Odell says it is time to reframe the research questions – setting aside the question of whether “microfinance” can “solve poverty” and moving on to a next generation of research which accurately reflects both the nature and the intentions of current financial inclusion practice.

12/23/2015

The SAFE alliance is committed to connecting small farmers of various crops to financing and services that will allow them to expand their production and to strengthen their linkages with higher-value markets. Other founding members include Starbucks, Keurig Green Mountain, and Catholic Relief Services.

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