Grameen Foundation works around the world to innovate for the poorest, with nine offices in eight different countries.
Grameen Foundation began supporting microfinance activities in Latin America and the Caribbean in 1999. Despite significant progress over the last decade, millions of the poorest people, especially in remote rural areas, still have no access to vital financial services they need to move themselves out of poverty.
In Asia, Grameen Foundation is developing and replicating new business models, with a specific focus on innovations in mobile financial and information services designed to serve the poor. Despite rapid economic progress over the past twenty years, Asia remains home to the majority of the world’s poor.
We are also championing a data-driven approach in the development sector to improve the design of programs and products for the poor. As part of that initiative, we are developing a Poverty Movement Report that examines changes in poverty across time.
Grameen Foundation supports microfinance across the Middle East and North Africa through Grameen-Jameel Microfinance Limited. Grameen Foundation and Abdul Latif Jameel Community Initiatives, a subsidiary of the Abdul Latif Jameel Group jointly established the company in 2003 and incorporated it in 2007.
The vast majority of the world's poorest countries are in Africa, and nearly half of Sub-Saharan Africa’s 910 million people are estimated to live on less than US$1.25 per day. Grameen Foundation has been working in Sub-Saharan Africa for more than a decade, improving the livelihoods of the region’s poor by building relevant mobile-based solutions and increasing access to financial services. Our current work focuses on delivering financial solutions and information services via mobile technology that target the rural poor, with a specific focus on agriculture, health and livelihoods.