Grameen Foundation in the News


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.


In an interview with the Hindu Business Line, Grameen Foundation board member Vikram Gandhi discusses his passion for social investing, starting with his work with Grameen Foundation.


Mifos, an open source MIS system developed by Grameen Foundation in 2006, is one of the five projects listed as "making the world better".


Shawn Covell, vice president for Government Affairs at Qualcomm, discusses the company's work with Grameen Foundation to promote mobile microfranchising and the development of Ruma, an Indonesian technology start-up.


Grameen Foundation is one of the 10 founding members of the MIT D-Lab's Practical Impact Alliance. It aims to foster shared learning and collaborative action among a network of corporations, non-governmental organizations, and social enterprises with a demonstrated commitment to scaling solutions to global poverty.


The Guardian discusses the work of the Fairtrade Access Fund, which was founded in 2012 to provide long-term financing to smallholder farmers.


Hillary Miller-Wise, Grameen Foundation's regional CEO for Africa, writes about using mobile technology to help rural farmers and the impact of our Community Knowledge Worker initiative.


Former Grameen Foundation board chair Paul Martiz discusses the potential impact of technology innovations from developing countries 


Acumen partnered with Grameen Foundation and Acumen investee Ziqitza Health Care Limited  to test a more company-friendly approach to collecting customer data in India. This blog discusses the findings of the research.


Alex Counts speaks about Grameen Foundation's long history in Asia and what still needs to be done. The interview starts on page 11.


Lisa Kienzle, director of Grameen Foundation's mobile financial services team, discusses how mobile phones could help poor women join their country's formal financial system.


Grameen Foundation board member Vikram Gandhi and Grameen Foundation India CEO Chandni Ohri write that "the poor and unbanked can take their rightful place as consumers of financial services only if the Modi government [in India] encourages different entities to advance the financial inclusion agenda."


Grameen Foundation, Airtel and Plan Uganda have launched a new mobile app that is designed to help savings groups in Uganda store money digitally.