In this joint op-ed, Grameen Foundation's Gigi Gatti and Nutiva's Gretchen Grani say many of the obstacles farmers face are built in to the current market system, and overcoming them requires collaborative efforts that address these root problems.
Grameen Foundation in the News
‘It’s not charity, it’s a form of change’ says Jen Gurecki. Her non -profit now serves more than 1,500 women in Kenya. The Grameen Foundation has been accredited in this piece as a leading global microfinance finance institution.
In this op-ed, Raphael Wolf highlights the importance of digital technology and Grameen Foundation's work in Tanzania, Kenya and Ghana.
Grameen Foundation is highlighted in this piece on the growing clusters of global health and international development organizations in Seattle.
This is Swahili coverage of the launch of our new digital lay-a-way program in Tanzania. Click here to read the press release on our website.
My vision for GFI is to focus on a holistic approach to financial inclusion and digital finance, which moves beyond simplistic access to a bank account or payment system to a system where digital finance can make a real difference in the lives of poor.
Poor, rural families in developing countries are less insulated and feel variations in climate and weather more keenly as their nutrition, health and income depend on their immediate environment.
Ana Herrera, program manager at Grameen Foundation, explains how our mobile technology network helps farmers warn each other of pest and disease outbreaks and extreme weather.
Ana Herrera, program manager at Grameen Foundation, discusses how we are helping coconut farmers benefits from the Philippines' multi-billion dollar coconut industry.
Writing in Next Billion, Jessie Tientcheu explains how we are helping to integrate economic strengthening activities into programs serving orphans and vulnerable children and their extended families through USAID's ASPIRES program.
Prabhat Labh will help expand Grameen Foundation India's work to bring viable financial services to India's poorest regions.
Ana Herrera, program manager at Grameen Foundation, explains how the FarmerLink project is helping small-scale coconut farmers in the Philippines improve their farming practices and prepare for extreme weather.
Lauren Hendricks, Grameen Foundation's Executive Vice President for Program Strategy and Institutional Relations, and Lee Babcock, Grameen Foundation's Global Director for Agriculture, discuss the role of mobile money in supporting financial inclusion strategies, particularly in fields like agriculture.
Amelia Greenberg of the Social Performance Task Force writes about new efforts to improve measurement of how clients have benefitted from microfinance services, citing work by Grameen Foundation and Grameen Foundation India.
Noting the challenges smallholder farmers face in getting financing for their businesses, the article spotlights ARET, a risk assessment tool developed by Grameen Foundation to help funders better assess farmers ability to repay loans.