Today Grameen Foundation announced that it has joined the Better Than Cash Alliance, an initiative founded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Citi, Ford Foundation, Omidyar Network, USAID, U.N. Capital Development Fund and Visa Inc., by committing to continue transitioning payments from cash to electronic through its mobile financial services and mobile agriculture efforts.
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Becomes 33rd Member of Unique Collaboration of World's Leading Humanitarian Organizations
New Services to Provide Income-generating Opportunities to the “Next 60 Million” Indonesians Living at the Bottom of the Socio-Economic Pyramid
Certified MFIs Can Report Results on the Microfinance Information Exchange
June 10, 2010 - Grameen Foundation today released a new report that takes a fresh look at recent studies on microfinance’s effectiveness in alleviating poverty. Titled, Measuring the Impact of Microfinance: Taking Another Look, it notes that studies have shown that microfinance helps po
Initiative Will Focus on Mali and Senegal
Offers Recommendations to Help Microfinance Institutions and Clients
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Grameen Foundation today announced a new private-public partnership to support local currency financing to microfinance institutions...
Will Help Lead Efforts to Expand Access to Microfinance and Technology
Third in a New Series Profiling Innovative Uses of the PPI
April 9, 2010 - Recent studies have questioned microfinance's ability to change the lives of poor people. Grameen Foundation joins with FINCA, Opportunity International, Unitus, Women’s World Banking and ACCION to offer another perspective in "Measuring the Impact of Microfinance: Our Perspective."
YouChange PuRong Is the First Social Business in China to Use Principles of Muhammad Yunus
First Round of Financing from Joint Guarantee Pool Created to Support Socially-Focused Microfinance
Initiative Will Use Mobile Services to Help Colombian Farmers Improve Productivity and Quality of Life; MasterCard Employees to Volunteer as Part of Broader Global Initiative
Yeardley Smith, the voice of Lisa Simpson on the award-winning animated television series, The Simpsons, has joined the ranks of microfinance’s most generous and visionary supporters with a combined donation of $1.14 million to Grameen Foundation and Fonkoze, a Haitian microfinance institution.