Grameen Foundation in the News


Grameen Foundation president Alex Counts discusses our work in Latin America, including an initiative in Colombia to help poor farmers receive important tips and information to help improve their output and increase their incomes.


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.

The article is posted on the Grameen Foundation website with the permission of the Stanford Social Innovation Review. All reprints require approval from Stanford Social Innovation Review.

Copyright ©  2013 by Leland Stanford Jr. University. All Rights Reserved


 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 //


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.


CGAP, Grameen Foundation, and MTN Uganda aim to expand access to financial services by creating a suite of products and services for mobile phones that fit the needs of low-income consumers.


 RedBook highlights Grameen Foundation's volunteer initiative, Bankers without Borders, as an important way to help in the fight against global poverty.


Paul Maritz, chair of Grameen Foundation's board of directors, discusses his work using technology to empower the poor.


Steve Wright, director of Grameen Foundation's Social Performance Management Center, discusses social change and the importance of tools like the Progress out of Poverty Index in ensuring organizations are making a positive difference in people's lives.