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Since 1997, Grameen Foundation has been at the forefront of helping the world’s poorest people become financially self-sufficient through microfinance and access to technology. Welcome to our press room, which is designed to give reporters and other media professionals immediate access to our latest press kit, press releases, speeches and media contacts.

All press inquiries should be directed to:
Liselle Yorke
Senior Marketing Officer
Office: 202-628-3560, ext. 128
Mobile: 202-549-3400
lyorke [at] grameenfoundation [dot] org (Contact by email)

Press kit

Press Releases:

Acumen and Grameen Foundation Study Poverty Rates and Impact of Ziqitza Health Care Limited

Mumbai, India, Sept. 10, 2014 - Acumen, a leading social impact investor addressing poverty across Africa and South Asia, together with Grameen Foundation India recently partnered to better understand caller poverty levels for Ziqitza Health Care Limited, an Acumen investee providing emergency ambulance services in India.

Grameen Foundation Receives Funding from Citi Foundation to Expand Financial Inclusion in India

New Delhi, India, Sept. 5, 2014 - Grameen Foundation has received a grant from Citi Foundation to deliver integrated mobile financial services and mobile financial education to expand financial inclusion in India. The program will be managed by Grameen Foundation India (GFI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Grameen Foundation.

Airtel Uganda, Grameen Foundation and Plan Uganda introduce a new Group Savings product for Village Savings & Loan Associations

Kampala, Uganda, August 13, 2014 - Airtel Uganda, Grameen Foundation and Plan Uganda today in Kamuli launched a new group savings solution to serve savings groups across Uganda. Airtel Uganda, in conjunction with Grameen Foundation, has developed a service that will allow Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLAs) and other forms of savings groups, such as Chamas or investment clubs, to store their group’s cash as mobile money. This was made possible by a grant received from the GSMA mWomen Programme, which works with the mobile industry to increase women’s access to and use of mobiles.

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