Grameen Foundation launches blockchain-enabled cash support and training program to help 800 Filipino workers hit hardest by COVID-19


From rabbit farming to breadmaking, new enterprises promise hope for unemployed migrant workers

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Digital advisory services for smallholder families in Africa and Asia


A research and innovation project at the the Centre of Development and Environment and the Institute of Sociology, University of Bern, aims to strengthen sustainable farming methods among smallholder families in Africa and Asia using digitally supported agricultural extension services. Its overall goal is to improve the families’ productivity, incomes, and climate resilience. The project is being conducted together with international partners and is supported by the TRANSFORM programme of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) with five million Swiss francs.

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More than 3,400 entrepreneurs in the Philippines receive relief and recovery support through Grameen Foundation ‘COVID-19 RELIEF.'


Manila, April 15, 2020 - Grameen Foundation today announced the results of its COVID-19 RELIEF (Response to Enhance Livelihoods of Individual Entrepreneurs and Families) initiative in the Philippines. Supported by J.P. Morgan, the two-phase program targeted individual microentrepreneurs or daily wage earners, especially women, who were severely affected by community lockdowns imposed in Metro Manila and Cebu.

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Grameen Foundation plays important role in development of Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies’ newly approved Ebola vaccine


As part of the EBODAC (Ebola Vaccine Deployment, Acceptance and Compliance) consortium, Grameen used MOTECH, its innovative mobile health platform, to help accelerate the vaccine through multiple clinical trials across three continents.

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Grameen Foundation, J. P. Morgan Deliver COVID-19 RELIEF in the Philippines


Program will provide immediate relief and longer-term recovery support to 3,500 women entrepreneurs running microenterprises.

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Celo Foundation Announces Alliance for Prosperity to Build Financial Tools for 5.6B Smartphone Owners


Grameen Foundation, Mercy Corps, and Andreessen Horowitz among 50 initial member organizations of decentralized, global ecosystem

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Grameen to lead India Women's Economic Empowerment program


Grameen is expanding our programming in India to train 400 new Community Agents, called Mittras. Once trained, the Mittras equipped with a smartphone and biometric identification device provide their neighbors, predominantly low-income women, with digital access to financial resources to improve their lives.

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Grameen Foundation to design mobile financial and business curriculum to empower women entrepreneurs in Latin America


The gender gap that exists in access to mobile technology creates significant barriers to eradicating poverty among Latin American women and their families.

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Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, founder of BRAC, passes away


It is with deep sadness that we learned of the passing of Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, the Founder of BRAC and a true humanitarian visionary.

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In midst of rural poverty, 1.3 million people gain access to financial services through women's networks


Low-income women equipped with new technology are driving change in financial access and gender roles in India and the Philippines. Women-based networks of community finance workers, organized by Grameen Foundation, have brought financial services to nearly 1.3 million people through hundreds of newly trained community finance workers.

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Grameen Foundation Launches Farmer-to-Farmer in Kenya


Grameen Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of the five-year Farmer-to-Farmer Program for Financial Services in Kenya.

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Grameen Foundation Launches Farmer-to-Farmer Program in Colombia


Grameen Foundation is proud to announce the launch of the five-year USAID-funded Partners of the Americas’ John Ogonowski and Doug Bereuter Farmer-to-Farmer Program in Colombia. Farmer-to-Farmer will support the development of rural enterprises and farmers’ associations across poverty-stricken areas.

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Youth Champions for Digital Finance launches in rural India


Less than 10 percent of India’s 650,000 rural villages have a bank branch, and millions of the rural poor have yet to access formal financial services. To help bridge this gap, Youth Champions for Digital Finance will train people in poor, rural areas in digital financial literacy, increasing their knowledge, confidence and ability to successfully use financial services.

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Digital and Satellite Technology Program Launches to Support Ghana’s Smallholder Cocoa Farmers


ACCRA, GHANA, July 10, 2018—SAT4Farming, an initiative to reach thousands of small-scale cocoa producers with information and services to improve their productivity and sustainability, was announced today.

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Female shop owners catalyzing financial inclusion in the Philippines


Grameen Foundation’s digitally powered Community Agent Network (CAN) has equipped and empowered a largely female field force to break through barriers to financial services for the country’s low-income communities.

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Grameen Foundation to Launch Workplace Protection Project for Women’s Economic Empowerment Initiatives


Washington D.C., April 5, 2018 – Grameen Foundation is proud to announce a new project, funded by the United States Department of Labor, to integrate the issues of child labor alleviation and safe working conditions into women’s economic empowerment initiatives.

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Grameen Foundation Delivering Family Planning Education in Bénin


Grameen Foundation has launched a campaign to provide families in Bénin with the information, services and financing they need to make informed decisions about family planning.

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Accenture Labs and Grameen Foundation India Use Emerging Technologies to Help Increase Adoption of Financial Services Among Low-Income Women


New applications leverage the power of artificial intelligence and augmented reality to improve financial capacity and decision-making for and by the poor.

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Grameen Foundation and Partners Launch Global Initiative: Women and Girls Empowered


As we celebrate International Women’s Day 2018, we are in the midst of a major cultural shift in how society thinks and talks around issues of gender equality.

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Grameen Foundation and Partners bringing satellite technology to benefit smallholder cocoa farmers in Ghana


Grameen Foundation is pleased to announce its engagement in a newly funded consortium, SAT4farming, which will help 240,000 smallholder cocoa farmers across Ghana increase their yields by up to 300 percent, improve their incomes, and build stronger businesses.

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Grameen Foundation to launch WomenLink II in India and the Philippines


Grameen Foundation is proud to announce WomenLink II, a renewed partnership with Wells Fargo to catalyze economic empowerment through the breakthrough use of digital financial services among poor and low-income women.

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As India transforms financial services for low-income communities, new report tackles pervasive problem of low account usage


Survey of 25,000 low-income individuals highlights the role of gender and jobs in transforming India into a digitally empowered and financially included economy.

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Women in rural India register dramatic gains in nutrition, food security


Research by Grameen Foundation and Freedom from Hunger India Trust reveals promising approaches to combat anemia, improve maternal and infant health.

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Digital Toolkit to Give Tanzania Smallholder Farmers Access to Finance, Farm Supplies and Training


ARUSHA, Tanzania, May 29 2017—Smallholder farmers in Tanzania will soon have access to a unique digital saving plan for inputs, coupled with timely, tailored farming advice, that will help to solve several major problems confronting farmers in poor areas: access to finance, to inputs, and to agricultural training.

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Grameen Foundation and Freedom from Hunger Join Forces to Form a Unified Global Organization


New organization to combine power of digital technology to end poverty with robust networks of women’s self-help groups in Africa, Asia and Latin America

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