Who We Are

Grameen Foundation India enjoys a unique position among development organizations in the country. We have a bottom-of-the-pyramid client approach, and a deep understanding of products, channels, and technologies appropriate for serving low-income and under-served population segments.

Grameen Foundation (GF) was founded in 1997, inspired by the work of Nobel Laureate Professor Mohammad Yunus, founder of Grameen Bank and a global leader in the fight against poverty. Over the years, Grameen Foundation has grown into a global non-profit that helps the world’s poorest people reach their full potential by providing access to essential financial services and information on agriculture and health.

We believe that all of us desire to improve our lives and that all of us – even the poorest among us – can reach our full potential if we are given access to the right tools and timely information.

Globally, Grameen Foundation’s agriculture programs provide solutions to the problems that confront smallholder farmers every day—whether that is access to finance, farm inputs, weather information, technical information for farm and production management, or markets.  

Grameen Foundation India specializes in designing and implementing innovative programs to facilitate access to finance, livelihood opportunities, and health and nutrition information amongst low-income people. We address demand side and supply side barriers through scalable models, the use of technology applications, and innovative partnerships. In doing so, we work closely with the private sector, governments, agriculture and health implementers, mobile network operators and value-added service providers, financial institutions, and other stakeholders to prime our solutions for adoption and scale.