The piece highlights Grameen Foundation's Community Knowledge Worker initiative, which helps poor farmers across Uganda.
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Julie Peachey, project manager for Grameen Foundation's microsavings initiative in the Philippines, and Christopher Tan, East and Southeast regional director for Grameen Foundation, discuss the importance of savings to poor people.
This article was first appeared in the April-June 2012 issue of Development Asia magazine and is reprinted with its permission. More information on the magazine is available at http://www.development.asia/.
The article points to Grameen Foundation's work on a mobile app for HIV/AIDS patients and nurses as part of the growing number of potential solutions for sharing information and reaching at-risk groups.
Terry and Anne Guerrant discuss their support for microfinance and Grameen Foundation.
Steve Wardle, Grameen Foundation's Africa Director, discusses the impact of a new collaboration between the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and The MasterCard Foundation to expand access to microfinance services in Africa.
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Heather Thorne, Grameen Foundation's vice president of information services, discusses how mobile technology is helping to expand agricultural support to poor farmers in Uganda.
Grameen Foundation, Incofin Investment Management and Fairtrade International have announced plans to launch the Fairtrade Access, with Starbucks is the first private investor.
RedBook highlights Grameen Foundation's volunteer initiative, Bankers without Borders, as an important way to help in the fight against global poverty.
Paul Maritz, chair of Grameen Foundation's board of directors, discusses his work using technology to empower the poor.
Steve Wright, director of Grameen Foundation's Social Performance Management Center, discusses social change and the importance of tools like the Progress out of Poverty Index in ensuring organizations are making a positive difference in people's lives.
Jennifer Meehan, Grameen Foundation's regional CEO for Asia, discusses how mobile phones are being used to reach poor people.
Debbie Dean, project director of Grameen Foundation's Microsavings Initiative, discusses how mobile phones and other services can provide reliable, convenient options for the poor to save.
Alex Counts discusses his journey from the campus of Cornell University to the villages of Bangladesh and the launch of Grameen Foundation with NPR's "From Scratch".
Olga Morawczynski, a program director with Grameen Foundation's AppLab initiative, discusses how mobile phones are providing an easier way for poor people to send and receive money.