As an organization, we aim to work with the poor wherever they are. In recent years,much of our work in India has targeted women microfinance clients in the states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. We leverage on the learnings and expertise of our colleagues who work in very diverse environments.
In Asia, Grameen Foundation is developing and replicating new business models, with a specific focus on innovations in mobile financial and information services designed to serve the poor in India and in the Philippines.
Grameen Foundation has been empowering the poor and the poorest in the Americas since 1999. We believe there is immense untapped potential throughout the region, especially in remote rural communities and highly agrarian areas. In 2011, we launched a five-year campaign designed to help one million poor people living in rural Latin America improve their lives. Currently there are several projects running in Colombia and Guatemala.
Grameen Foundation supports microfinance across the Middle East and North Africa through the Grameen-Jameel Microfinance Limited. Grameen-Jameel is headquartered in Dubai and provides financial and technical assistance to microfinance institutions in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey. Modeled after the social business concept, championed by Professor Muhammad Yunus, it reinvests profits into the business to keep the capital flowing to the borrowers who need it.
Grameen Foundation has been working in Ghana, Kenya and Uganda for more than a decade, improving the livelihoods of the region’s poor by building relevant mobile-based solutions and increasing access to financial services. Currently, we deliver financial solutions and information services via mobile technology for the rural poor, with a specific focus on agriculture, health and livelihoods.