At Grameen Foundation our goal is simple – we want to see poor people, especially the poorest and those living in harder to reach areas, have access to microfinance and technology and as a result of access to these services, move themselves out of poverty. We envision a world where the poor have broken the generational chain of poverty and lead lives of respect, dignity and opportunity. Grameen Foundation, a nonprofit organization headquartered in Washington, DC with an office in Seattle, Washington, was founded in 1997 by friends of Grameen Bank to help microfinance practitioners and spread the Grameen philosophy worldwide. We share the ideas of 2006 Nobel Peace Laureate Muhammad Yunus. Grameen Foundation and Grameen Bank are independent organizations and have no financial or institutional links.
We are a leader in the fight against poverty in Sub Saharan Africa, Asia, Middle East/North Africa, and the Americas. Our cutting-edge programs and resources have helped millions of poor people, mostly women and children, improve their lives. Grameen Foundation collaborates with local organizations and allies around the globe to provide products and services that allow them to: 1) reach deeper into poor communities with microfinance and technology services; 2) provide access to microfinance and technology services among the poor and poorest in harder to reach areas and currently unserved/underserved areas; and 3) measure who is being reached to ensure they are moving out of poverty over time. Our work is made possible by supporters who share our passion and commitment to tackle the hardest problems through microfinance and technology.
Learn more at www.grameenfoundation.org