Grameen Foundation in the News
Writing in LiveMint, Bill Gates discusses the mobile health program which aims to improve patient care and health outcomes by helping healthcare providers become more efficient, and by making modern medical information easily accessible and relevant to the poor.
It is built on a successful pilot that was funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
In May 2012, Grameen Foundation invested in Musoni Kenya, the first all-mobile microfinance institution, together with KfW Bankengruppe and CARE's Access Africa Fund. This article in the Stanford Social Innovation Review explores how mobile microfinance can improve lives, especially for poor people living in rural areas.
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Camilla Nestor, Grameen Foundation's vice president for financial services, discusses new innovations in mobile-money platforms that can help the poor.
David Edelstein, co-lead of Grameen Foundation's global programs, discusses the importance of human networks and locally-driven solutions in creating and using technology that truly benefits the poor.
The piece highlights Grameen Foundation's Community Knowledge Worker initiative, which helps poor farmers across Uganda.
Julie Peachey, project manager for Grameen Foundation's microsavings initiative in the Philippines, and Christopher Tan, East and Southeast regional director for Grameen Foundation, discuss the importance of savings to poor people.
This article was first appeared in the April-June 2012 issue of Development Asia magazine and is reprinted with its permission. More information on the magazine is available at //www.development.asia/.
The article points to Grameen Foundation's work on a mobile app for HIV/AIDS patients and nurses as part of the growing number of potential solutions for sharing information and reaching at-risk groups.
Terry and Anne Guerrant discuss their support for microfinance and Grameen Foundation.
Steve Wardle, Grameen Foundation's Africa Director, discusses the impact of a new collaboration between the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and The MasterCard Foundation to expand access to microfinance services in Africa.
NOTE: Article begins in page 56.
Heather Thorne, Grameen Foundation's vice president of information services, discusses how mobile technology is helping to expand agricultural support to poor farmers in Uganda.
Grameen Foundation, Incofin Investment Management and Fairtrade International have announced plans to launch the Fairtrade Access, with Starbucks is the first private investor.