We connect women and men in poor communities to a vital mix of financial, health, and agricultural services and information. Our innovations include, yet go well beyond, new technologies. Working with our partners, we generate inclusive ways of sharing knowledge and doing business across four main program areas, highlighted below.
Through 2017, we are integrating programs of Freedom from Hunger, now part of Grameen Foundation, into all of our work. You can learn more about Freedom from Hunger here.
Two billion people lack access to formal financial services, and the majority of the unbanked are women. Women are also considerably less likely than men to own a mobile phone or access digital financial services. We work with women, poor communities and organizations to develop financial solutions that help people invest in small businesses, build savings, manage risk and plan ahead.
Farmers make up 70% of the world’s poorest people. Women--who produce the bulk of food--are particularly locked out of access to credit, training, markets and land ownership. Our dynamic use of mobile technology, farmer field agents, and strategic partners enable farmers to build resilience, connect to markets and earn more.
A health crisis is the most frequent economic shock faced by poor people, and the most likely to plunge them into extreme poverty. We design health solutions that promote healthy behaviors, train community health workers, connect national health systems to on-the-ground service delivery, and monitor clinical trials in outbreak settings.
Ending poverty requires a global movement of organizations working together. We have developed a suite of products and services to help like-minded organizations be even more effective, whether in remote field operations or at the back-end of reporting systems.