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Grameen Foundation in the News

07/18/2017

Prabhat Labh writes that now advances in technology, products and channels, and regulatory frameworks have finally brought financial services to the fingertips of millions of people, it's time to do more to ensure poor families can actively use these services to improve their lives.

06/23/2017

Lisa Kienzle writes that financial services can give women greater autonomy, and with it the ability to make decisions in the best interests of themselves and their children.

06/22/2017

In this joint op-ed, Grameen Foundation's Gigi Gatti and Nutiva's Gretchen Grani say many of the obstacles farmers face are built in to the current market system, and overcoming them requires collaborative efforts that address these root problems.

06/19/2017

‘It’s not charity, it’s a form of change’ says Jen Gurecki. Her non -profit now serves more than 1,500 women in Kenya. The Grameen Foundation has been accredited in this piece as a leading global microfinance finance institution.

06/14/2017

In this op-ed, Raphael Wolf highlights the importance of digital technology and Grameen Foundation's work in Tanzania, Kenya and Ghana.

06/09/2017

Grameen Foundation is highlighted in this piece on the growing clusters of global health and international development organizations in Seattle.

05/31/2017

This is Swahili coverage of the launch of our new digital lay-a-way program in Tanzania. Click here to read the press release on our website.

05/25/2017

My vision for GFI is to focus on a holistic approach to financial inclusion and digital finance, which moves beyond simplistic access to a bank account or payment system to a system where digital finance can make a real difference in the lives of poor.

05/23/2017

Poor, rural families in developing countries are less insulated and feel variations in climate and weather more keenly as their nutrition, health and income depend on their immediate environment.

05/12/2017

Ana Herrera, program manager at Grameen Foundation, explains how our mobile technology network helps farmers warn each other of pest and disease outbreaks and extreme weather.

05/10/2017

Ana Herrera, program manager at Grameen Foundation, discusses how we are helping coconut farmers benefits from the Philippines' multi-billion dollar coconut industry.

05/02/2017

Writing in Next Billion, Jessie Tientcheu explains how we are helping to integrate economic strengthening activities into programs serving orphans and vulnerable children and their extended families through USAID's ASPIRES program.

04/18/2017

Prabhat Labh will help expand Grameen Foundation India's work to bring viable financial services to India's poorest regions.

03/16/2017

Ana Herrera, program manager at Grameen Foundation, explains how the FarmerLink project is helping small-scale coconut farmers in the Philippines improve their farming practices and prepare for extreme weather.

03/14/2017

Lauren Hendricks, Grameen Foundation's Executive Vice President for Program Strategy and Institutional Relations, and Lee Babcock, Grameen Foundation's Global Director for Agriculture, discuss the role of mobile money in supporting financial inclusion strategies, particularly in fields like agriculture.

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