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02/10/2010

Alberto Solano, Grameen Foundation's regional CEO for the Americas, and Anne Hastings, director of Fonkoze, discuss the vital role microfinance is playing in helping poor Haitians recover from the devastating earthquake.

02/04/2010

In this article, reporter Neil DeMause discusses the role microfinance can play in rebuilding Haiti with Alberto Solano and Erin Connor of Grameen Foundation and Anne Hastings and Katleen Felix of Fonkoze.

01/29/2010

Grameen Foundation president Alex Counts says that microfinance remains robust in spite of the financial crisis.

01/25/2010

Speaking at the University of Hong Kong, Grameen Foundation president Alex Counts identified four reasons why so many people are still living below the poverty line.

01/21/2010

Grameen Foundation president Alex Counts discuss how microfinance can help in rebuilding Haiti following the devastating earthquake.

01/15/2010

Grameen Foundation president Alex Counts discusses Haiti relief efforts with Shira Lazar, host of "On The Scene".

01/13/2010

Kate Druschel Griffin, director of Grameen Foundation's Solutions for the Poorest program, discusses ways to provide poor people with safe access to savings accounts. Grameen Foundation's new Microsavings Initiative is among a group of projects being funded by the Gates Foundation.

12/23/2009

Grameen Foundation president Alex Counts appeared on C-SPAN's Washington Journal to dicusses microfinance, both internationally and in the U.S.

12/16/2009

In this guest blog post, George Conard, executive director of Grameen Foundation's Technology for Microfinance initiatve discusses how technology can be used to advance the fight against global poverty.  The blog post orginally appeared on "Microsoft on the Issues".

12/09/2009

In her debut blog on the Huffington Post, actress Yeardley Smith (voice of Lisa Simposon on "The Simpsons") recounts her trip to Haiti to see first-hand the impact of microfinance on the lives of poor women.

12/09/2009

The Seattle Times spotlights the appointment of David Edelstein to head the Seattle-based Grameen Technology Center and Grameen Foundation's collaboration with Microsoft on expanding technology use among microfinance institutions.

11/12/2009

Peg Ross, director of Grameen Foundation's Human Capital Center, co-authors this piece which examines organizations that work with people living at the "base of the pyramid" and the implications for human resource leaders at these companies. It first appeared in the June 2009 issue of People & Strategy magazine.

11/09/2009

The New York Times explores debate about Kiva's lending model and points to Grameen Foundation as one of the options for supporting microfinance.

11/09/2009

The Wall Street Journal explores how philanthropists are stretching their charitable dollars through various avenues such as Grameen Foundation's alliance with Schwab Charitable's donor-advised fund.  Schwab's donors use up to 10% of the money in their charitable accounts to guarantee microloans.

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