Shoma and I grew up in India and have seen how the poor are held back from making their dreams come true by a lack of financial resources. There are millions of people who are able, and want to work and sustain their families and themselves, but don't have the opportunity to do so. They are looking for credit, not charity.
We were delighted to hear about Prof. Muhammad Yunus and Grameen Bank receiving the Nobel Prize in 2006 for creating economic and social development from below. Since then, we have been dedicated supporters of the Grameen Foundation. Over the years, we've seen the Grameen Foundation champion the use of technology and data-driven thinking in the social sector. Microfinancing has had a huge positive impact on the world's poorest and Grameen has shown how to do it the right way.