Grameen Foundation

Poor people don’t just lack money. They lack access to information and resources the rest of us take for granted. They have more than enough will to overcome poverty and hunger. What they lack is a way.

That’s why Grameen Foundation exists.

It creates tools and resources to help people help themselves. Tools built to address poverty’s interconnected root causes in a scalable, sustainable way. And while implementation often involves many moving parts, at its core, the Foundation’s approach is quite simple:

A world free of poverty.

Grameen Foundation empowers the poor, especially women, to create a world without poverty and hunger.

The Grameen Foundation uses digital technology and data to understand very poor people, in detail, and offer them—and the entire ecosystem of agencies and actors surrounding them—empowering tools that meet and elevate their everyday realities.

Ending poverty starts with closing the gender gap in economic empowerment because poverty is fundamentally sexist. Of the 1.7 billion people who don’t have access to formal financial markets, 70% are women. Giving women control over their own money is a critical step toward equalizing status, power, and opportunity. And because bricks and mortar institutions are so far away, financial inclusion must be digital. For information, visit

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