August 30, 2010 - Fueled by a passionate grassroots social-media campaign, Grameen Foundation today was announced as a winner of $200,000 in funding from the Members Project® by American Express and Take Part.
Initiative Will Provide Model for Global Microfinance Industry
Deal structured through unique collaboration
Will Receive America’s Highest Civilian Honor
March 9, 2010 - Grameen Foundation has won a top prize for mobile banking at the Marketplace on Innovative Financial Solutions for Development. Co-hosted by Agence Française de Développement (AFD), the Bill &am
First of its kind service allows Schwab Charitable donors to support the world’s poorest entrepreneurs
MFI Is Already Using PPI Findings to Enhance Services for Poor Rural Women
Second 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
Third in a New Series Profiling Innovative Uses of the PPI
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.
April 19, 2010 - High interest rates have always been a contentious issue in the microfinance industry, with some calling for government-imposed caps.
September 28, 2010 - U.S. lawmakers on Friday approved S. 846, a bill granting the Congressional Gold Medal to Professor Muhammad Yunus for his work as a pioneer of microfinance.