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2014-03-26 16:26:34

WASHINGTON, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Grameen Foundation has announced a new $500,000 matching campaign to support its Last Mile Initiative, a five-year campaign to help 1 million poor people living in rural Latin America improve their lives. The dollar-for-dollar match is backed by Florida philanthropist David Russell and his wife, Susan. Launched in 2011, with significant support from Dallas-based Chiapas International, the Last Mile Campaign focuses on giving...

2013-10-29 12:32:51

Bankers without Borders to award end-to-end volunteer management technology solution to 5 organizations with promising volunteer initiatives. WASHINGTON, Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of its 5th Anniversary celebration, Bankers without Borders®, a Grameen Foundation initiative, announced the launch of the High Five Skillanthropy Giveaway Competition. Organizations with promising volunteer initiatives will vie for the Skillanthropy Technology Solution, Bankers...

2013-10-29 08:31:26

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Grameen Foundation today announced that it has received a grant from The Moody's Foundation to enable poverty data to be used more effectively by social sector organizations to measure, track and report on their clients' poverty levels using the Progress out of Poverty Index(®) (PPI(®)). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130712/DC46632LOGO) The $393,669 two-year grant from The Moody's Foundation will support the...

2013-07-17 12:28:32

Will Lead Initiatives to Expand Global Mobile Agriculture and Health Services for the Rural Poor WASHINGTON, July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Grameen Foundation has announced the appointment of Hillary Miller-Wise as Vice President for information services. She will lead the organization's efforts to expand access to agricultural and health information for the rural poor via mobile technology. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130712/DC46632LOGO) "Hillary brings a...

2013-05-29 23:22:10

Zainab Salbi (Women for Women International), Betty Mwangi-Thuo (Safaricom), and 26 other highly respected, experienced specialists from 11 countries around the world will use their expertise and networks to contribute to the success of the 2013 Microcredit Summit: Partnerships against Poverty, a microfinance conference in Manila, Philippines, this October 9-11, 2013. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) May 29, 2013 The Microcredit Summit Campaign today announced the composition of the Advisory...

2013-05-06 16:26:26

WASHINGTON, May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Grameen Foundation has been selected as a 2013 IDG Computerworld Honors Program Laureate for its innovations in mobile health (mHealth). The annual award program honors visionary applications of information technology promoting positive social, economic and educational change. Grameen Foundation was nominated for its work using mobile phones to collect and disseminate health information in poor and underserved communities. (Logo:...

2013-01-15 12:25:56

NEW YORK, Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In the latest issue of Philanthropy Management, Nobel laureate and microfinance pioneer Muhammad Yunus expressed frustration that microfinance is not always applied appropriately. "For us, the idea of microfinance stemmed from the fact we wanted to fight loan sharks, but some of these microfinance organizations took the idea and became loan sharks themselves," he told editor Richard Schwartz in an exclusive interview. Yunus is gratified to see the...

2012-11-14 04:24:13

WASHINGTON and HONG KONG, Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Grameen Foundation has announced the appointment of Christopher A. Tan as regional CEO for Asia. Tan, who previously served as Grameen Foundation's Regional Director for East and Southeast Asia, will lead the organization's efforts to provide access to financial and information services that are specifically designed to address the needs of the poor. It will also deepen its focus on using data to improve and strengthen poverty-focused...

2012-06-06 18:20:48

JAKARTA, Indonesia, June 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ruma, Grameen Foundation and Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), through its Wireless Reach(TM) initiative, today announced the launch of Market Intelligence tools and applications. The mobile survey tools enable businesses to better understand the needs and interests of low-income consumers, while providing additional revenue for some of the world's poorest people. These products are part of the Application Laboratory (AppLab) project that...

2012-04-23 22:21:38

Incofin Investment Management, Fairtrade International and Grameen Foundation partner on international investment fund with first US$1.3m (1m euros) investment from Starbucks BRUSSELS, BONN, Germany, and WASHINGTON, April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Incofin Investment Management, Fairtrade International and Grameen Foundation announced they are establishing the first fund to focus on the unmet demand of smallholder farmers for long-term loans. Starbucks Coffee Company...