November 11, 2011 – Grameen Foundation, in collaboration with Chiapas International, announced the launch of the Last Mile Initiative, a five-year campaign to help 1 million poor people living in rural Latin America improve their lives. Across Latin America, the poorest people are concentrated in the rural areas and depend on subsistence agriculture to make a living.
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Will Help Educate 200 Bangladeshi Girls
Grameen Foundation and YouChange Foundation Announce New Collaboration to Expand Microfinance Services in China
YouChange PuRong Is the First Social Business in China to Use Principles of Muhammad Yunus
J.P. Morgan Supports Bankers without Borders® with a Three-Year, $3 Million Grant
Will Lead Initiatives to Expand Poverty-Focused Financial and Information Services in the Region
November 14, 2012 – Grameen Foundation has announced the appointment of Christopher A. Tan as regional CEO for Asia. Tan, who previously served as Grameen Foundation’s Regional Director for East and Southeast Asia, will lead the organization’s efforts to provide access to financial and information services that are specifically designed to address the needs of the poor. It will also deepen its focus on using data to improve and strengthen poverty-focused initiatives.
January 25, 2011 - Grameen Foundation and the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP) have released three new Technical Guides to help microfinance institutions (MFIs) navigate the complicated funding landscapes of loan guarantees, securitization and capital infusion from outside investors. The guides, which we
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.
Along with the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Presidential Citizens Medal, the Congressional Gold Medal is the highest civilian honor that can be awarded in the United States, and is typically given, according to the House of Representatives’ website, “as its highest expression of national appreciation for distinguished achievements and contributions.” American citizenship is not a requirement.
Leading Microfinance Stakeholders Join Forces to Enhance Poverty Assessment and Tracking in Sub-Saharan Africa
Initiative Will Focus on Mali and Senegal
Statement from Alex Counts, President and CEO of Grameen Foundation, on the resignation of microfinance pioneer Professor Muhammad Yunus, winner of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize and founder of Grameen Bank.
Certified MFIs Can Report Results on the Microfinance Information Exchange