About Grameen Foundation
Grameen Foundation (GF) supports microfinance, commonly known as banking for the poor. Microfinance provides small loans, savings, and other financial services so poor people can launch businesses. As an entrepreneur’s business grows, so does her self-esteem, her family’s well-being, and jobs in her community. GF was founded in 1997 by individuals inspired by Muhammad Yunus and Grameen Bank, Nobel Peace Prize laureates. GF provides local organizations with financing, technology and training so they can follow in Grameen Bank’s footsteps. These organizations, GF’s partners, serve millions across Africa, the Americas, Asia and the Middle East.