Can tablets and apps fight poverty?


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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.

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Is it April Fools’ Day, or ‘Groundhog Day’?


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When will researchers catch up with microfinance leaders? EspañolFrançais Continue reading

New Partnerships against Poverty: Health and Financial Services


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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 EspañolFrançais Continue reading

Sign onto the Declaration in Support of the Independence of Grameen Bank


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Please join us and other allies of Grameen Bank in endorsing the Grameen Declaration EspañolFrançais Continue reading

A Declaration in Support of the Independence of Grameen Bank


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More than 800 delegates, representing 145 institutions and 71 countries met this declaration with a standing ovation. Continue reading

Reflections from the 2013 Summit: An Interview with the “Father of Microfinance” – Dr. Yunus


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

Larry Reed’s Letter to the Editor: Microcredit in Bangladesh


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Sheikh Hasina would be better served by finding creative ways to partner with Grameen Bank–like other governments have learned how to do. EspañolFrançais Continue reading

Grameen Bank Commission of Inquiry Interim Report: 9 Borrower Directors Should Step Down


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

Signez notre pétition de soutien envers Grameen Bank


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Soutenez les femmes de Grameen pour empêcher une violation de leurs droits La Campagne du Sommet du Microcrédit soutient une pétition sur le site pour avertir la Premier Ministre du Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina que les actions continues de son … Continue reading

Grameen Bank Model Expanded to Mexico with the $45 Million Grameen Carso Microfinance Program

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.”