Grameen Foundation research among low-income urban residents in India finds a gaping need for dental health financing and services. Nearly half of those surveyed had experienced an dental ailment in the last year, and nearly half of those did not seek care. Lack of dental health awareness, financing and access to services were major obstacles.
October 19, 2018
Grameen Foundation in India is training poor women in digital and financial literacy so they can launch microenterprises that extend financial services to their neighbors. The program is breaking barriers of caste and access, as seen in the story of Sindhu, the first Grameen Mitra.
Research by Grameen Foundation India on human-elephant conflict and attitudes toward conservation reveals main factors shaping people’s attitudes toward elephant conservation. With surveys that span 12 elephant corridors in seven states, the study finds correlations between conservation attitudes and levels of poverty and education, as well as gender. It identifies communication infrastructure that works best for both raising awareness of conservation and mitigating human-elephant conflict.