2011 Good News from Grameen Foundation
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Rural farmers like Jesus currently make up only 5% of microfinance clients in Latin America, even though they represent 75% of the population. We opened our regional office in Medellín, Colombia, to expand services to the rural poor.
6,300 pregnant women and their families in rural Ghana have benefited from our Mobile Midwife program. Women like Cecelia receive weekly messages with accurate advice about their pregnancies and health, and reminders about their clinic appointments.
More than 700 Community Knowledge Workers like Tabitha are using Grameen Foundation’s mobile phone apps to bring information about crops and livestock to more than 47,000 farmers in rural Uganda.
More than 180,000 individuals in the Philippines like Rosanna can now put aside savings for school fees, health care and even natural disasters, thanks to our microsavings initiative with CARD Bank.
Grameen Foundation’s “Livelihood Pathways for the Poorest” pilot is providing training and business skills to more than 200 individuals like Sunita, whose family is living on less than $1.25/day.
More than 6,400 poor entrepreneurs in Indonesia like Ibu Halimah are using Grameen Foundation’s “Business in a Box” to sell airtime to their neighbors from their mobile phones. Approximately 50% of the people running these microfranchise businesses are doubling their income within four months.