Third in a New Series Profiling Innovative Uses of the PPI
Receives Perfect Score in Technology and Professional Services
Grameen Foundation has announced the appointment of Norman Buckham as regional CEO for Africa and David Edelstein as the new director of the Grameen Technology Center and vice president of technology programs. Buckham, who assumes his position on January 1, 2010, will help lead the foundation’s diverse technology and microfinance initiatives across sub-Saharan Africa. Edelstein, who previously served as director of the foundation’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Innovation program, will lead the work of its Seattle-based Technology Center.
November 19, 2010 - Recent reporting about the activities of for-profit microfinance institutions (MFIs) in India, specifically in the state of Andhra Pradesh, has raised important questions about whether microfinance is delivering on its promise to empower poor people. We take the
April 9, 2010 - Recent studies have questioned microfinance's ability to change the lives of poor people. Grameen Foundation joins with FINCA, Opportunity International, Unitus, Women’s World Banking and ACCION to offer another perspective in "Measuring the Impact of Microfinance: Our Perspective."
Initiative Will Use Mobile Services to Help Colombian Farmers Improve Productivity and Quality of Life; MasterCard Employees to Volunteer as Part of Broader Global Initiative
March 9, 2010 - Grameen Foundation has won a top prize for mobile banking at the Marketplace on Innovative Financial Solutions for Development. Co-hosted by Agence Française de Développement (AFD), the Bill & Me
November 10, 2010 - Grameen Foundation has announced Tricia Medrano Bridges as the 2010 recipient of its annual Susan M.
Initiative Will Provide Model for Global Microfinance Industry
September 28, 2010 - U.S. lawmakers on Friday approved S. 846, a bill granting the Congressional Gold Medal to Professor Muhammad Yunus for his work as a pioneer of microfinance.
Article discusses how MFIs can provide accessible, affordable and secure service
Unprecedented Pre-Dawn NGO-Military Collaboration Assists the Most Vulnerable
August 30, 2010 - Fueled by a passionate grassroots social-media campaign, Grameen Foundation today was announced as a winner of $200,000 in funding from the Members Project® by American Express and Take Part.
MFI Is Already Using PPI Findings to Enhance Services for Poor Rural Women
August 16, 2010 - Bankers without Borders®, Grameen Foundation’s initiative to expand volunteerism in the microfinance and technology-for-development sectors, announced today the availability of $150,000 in seed capital to microfinance associations and other pro-poor organizations interested in h