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December 2015
The opportunity for smallholder financing is enormous. Fewer than 10 percent of the nearly half billion of the world’s smallholder farmers operate in organized farmer groups that have benefited from agriculture financial services initiatives.
December 2015
This Spanish-language paper (Memoria sobre: Sistematización de Experiencias de Integración de Salud y Microfinanzas en el Perú) reports on the experiences, outcomes, and lessons learned during a five year project aimed at integrating financial services and health services across village banking groups in Peru.
October 2015
Grameen Foundation ran a blog series hosted by Next Billion (March 17-June 11, 2015) on the challenges and benefits of microfinance institutions utilizing mobile technology to serve their clients.
August 2015
This is a summary of our five-year report on the MOTECH Ghana project's experience using mobile technology to help reduce preventable maternal and child deaths.
August 2015
Mobile health is a technology with enormous potential, just a fraction of which has been tapped so far. Among our efforts to realize this potential, the MOTECH program in Ghana is one of our proudest innovations.
August 2015
In the fall of 2004, a small group of entrepreneurs attended a weekend gathering to discuss solutions for poverty alleviation. The result was Grameen Foundation’s Growth Guarantee program. Ten years later the program has been one of the most successful global efforts to unlock capital for microfinance clients.
June 2015
Though mobile financial services offer microfinance institutions an important new channel to serve clients, their staff remain their most valuable asset. This is an important consideration for institutions as transitioning to mobile-based services will require all of their departments to navigate change.
May 2015
For microfinance institutions (MFIs) with social missions, understanding changes in client well-being has become more important as MFIs are held to task to demonstrate both outreach to the poor and improvements in their lives.
May 2015
This publication by the European Microfinance Platform analyzes a variety of macro- and micro-level factors that can impact the scalability and sustainability of youth integrated services. The work of two Ecuadorian credit union partners, Cooperativa San Jose and Cooperativa Cooprogreso, are highlighted to share their experiences of developing youth financial and nonfinancial services.
April 2015
Despite the large sums of money being poured into digital financial services around the world, enrollment and usage remain low and few services reach those who need them most. Grameen Foundation worked with two institutions that offer microfinance services in Uganda to help increase the adoption of digital services among current and potential clients.

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