Grameen Foundation in the News


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.


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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.


 Jennifer Meehan, Grameen Foundation's regional CEO for Asia, discusses how mobile phones are being used to reach poor people.


Debbie Dean, project director of Grameen Foundation's Microsavings Initiative, discusses how mobile phones and other services can provide reliable, convenient options for the poor to save.


Alex Counts discusses his journey from the campus of Cornell University to the villages of Bangladesh and the launch of Grameen Foundation with NPR's "From Scratch".


Olga Morawczynski, a program director with Grameen Foundation's AppLab initiative, discusses how mobile phones are providing an easier way for poor people to send and receive money.


Julia Assad, general manager of Grameen-Jameel Microfinance Limited, discusses microfinance in the Middle East/North Africa.


Paul Maritz, chair of Grameen Foundation's board of directors, speaks to the Financial Times about the future of computing "in the cloud."

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The piece examines the Africa's mobile phone revolution and the role of Grameen Foundation's Community Knowledge Worker program in Uganda.


PC World examines the work of Grameen Foundation's Commmunity Knowledge Worker program which is helping poor farmers in Uganda access much-needed information.