We can talk about innovation and we can talk about technology, but when we work on poverty reduction, the most important thing we need to talk about is community.
It is only when we understand what capabilities and tools already exist and are being used within a community that we can develop and explore new technologies and solutions for that community. And it is only by working together with the social innovation community that we can ensure that these new tools can reach millions and have a lasting impact.
When hundreds of millions of women like Alpana can enjoy health, savings, good work, and a sense of achievement and security for their families, we will know that our job is done EspañolFrançaisContinue reading →
The much anticipated talk with Dr. Yunus was the key highlight of the opening session at the Partnerships against Poverty 2013. Dr. Yunus began microfinance in Bangladesh around 37 years back, starting initially as a lender to the poor, then … Continue reading →
Bangladesh has made impressive strides in health, education, and poverty reduction over the past few decades. For instance, since 1990, child morality fell by two-thirds. These gains were made possible because a vibrant, effective civil society, in particular, microfinance providers … Continue reading →
Soutenez les femmes de Grameen pour empêcher une violation de leurs droits La Campagne du Sommet du Microcrédit soutient une pétition sur le site Change.org pour avertir la Premier Ministre du Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina que les actions continues de son … Continue reading →
Grameen Bank has been shaped in 1983, in Bangladesh, by Professor Muhammad Yunus who has been a pioneer in the microcredit field and who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006. Today Grameen Bank provides loans to almost 8 million borrowers across Bangladesh. Moreover, in 1989, Mr. Yunus expanded the Grameen Bank model to other countries as he created the Grameen Trust.
Lately, Grameen Trust has joined hands with Fundacion Carlos Slim (family charity of Carlos Slim, 3rd wealthiest man in the world – as per Forbes) to create Grameen Carso. As a recent article reveals “The mission of Grameen Carso is to significantly increase access to affordable micro-credit in Mexico for poverty alleviation through the Grameen Bank microcredit model and the support of Foundation Carlos Slim. Grameen Carso plans to serve more than 100,000 borrowers in the first five years.”