Sharada Ramanathan, Grameen Foundation's senior program lead in Asia, discusses how we used human-centered design to create a new financial product for Grameen Financial Services Private, Ltd., a microfinance organization in India.
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The article highlights Grameen Foundation's work with Qualcomm's Wireless Reach to incubate and develop, Ruma, an Indonesian social enterprise that provides mobile-based businesses for the poor.
This article on the 10th anniversary of High Water Women, a nonprofit that provides volunteer opportunities for women in the financial services, highlights the group's work with Grameen Foundation's Bankers without Borders volunteer initiative.
The article explores the growing number of socially-focused start-ups in Nairobi and highlights Grameen Foundation as a key impact investor for social enterprises.
In this op-ed, Anu Madgavkar and Saikiran Krishnamurthy of McKinsey Global Institute and McKinsey and Co, respectively, cite Grameen Foundation's Community Knowledge Worker initiative in Uganda as an example of using technology to transform agriculture.
This article on the 10th anniversary of the 2004 Asian Tsunami highlights Grameen Foundation's work in bringing microfinance to Aceh province, the hardest-hit area, as part of the recovery.
In this op-ed, Noshir Kaka and Anu Madgavkar of McKinsey India and McKinsey Global Institute, respectively, cite Grameen Foundation's Community Knowledge Worker initiative in Uganda as an example for using technology to empower workers in India.
The article highlights a presentation by Qualcomm's William Bold in which he discusses Grameen Foundation's collaboration with Qualcomm on mobile technology in Indonesia. He was speaking at a panel discussion hosted by the Brookings Institution's Center for Technology Innovation.
Debbie Dean, Grameen Foundation's director of financial services, discusses findings on users' experiences with the growing mobile financial services market in Nigeria and offers recommendations.
Emily Tucker, executive director of Grameen Foundation's TaroWorks initiative explains how organizations use the mobile apps, along with the Progress out of Poverty Index, to measure and track the poverty levels of their clients as well as organizational efficiency. Two TaroWorks clients, Trocaire and Honey Care, also discuss their experience using the tool.
In the second part of this interview series, Henry Maloba, project director for Grameen Foundation's Accelerator initiative in Uganda, discusses the past and future of mobile financial services in Africa.
Henry Maloba, project director for Grameen Foundation's Accelerator initiative in Uganda, discusses working with telecos to develop mobile financial services that designed for the poor. (Note: This is the first in a two-part series.)
Melinda Gates highlights the work of the MOTECH initiative, which focuses on improving maternal and infant care in Ghana by providing important information via mobile phones.
Mary Jo Kochendorfer, a Grameen Foundation mobile health program manager, writes about the TAMA HIV initiative in India, which is testing whether reminders on mobile phones will help HIV/AIDS patients take better care of their health.
The Fairtrade Access Fund, which was cofounded by Grameen Foundation, Fairtrade International and Incofin, makes its first investment in Africa.