The Latest News on Yunus and Grameen

You may have heard news of Professor Muhammad Yunus - microfinance pioneer, founder of Grameen Bank, winner of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize, and founding board member of Grameen Foundation, being fired from his position as Grameen's managing director. Please…Read More

New Social Business Expands Microfinance’s Reach to the Poorest in China

With microfinance loans totaling $73, Hong Guiling of China was able to grow more crops and make more money for her family. Her expanding business was the reason Hong was able to move her family from the old leaky mud house they'd occupied for 20 years to a…Read More

Stay Connected. Make a Difference.

By supporting Bankers without Borders' international network of volunteers, you have become a vital component of the fight against global poverty. To find out more about the microfinance industry and the role Grameen Foundation plays to empower the poor,…Read More

Reports from the Field: BwB Volunteer Conducts Human

Bankers without Borders volunteer Jess Watje has been working on a human capital management assessment with the microfinance institution LAPO in Nigeria. Please check out her blog and Tweets from the field at

President Obama to Present Mohammad Yunus with Presidential Medal of Freedom

The President announced today the 16 recipients of the 2009 Presidential Medal of Freedom, America’s highest civilan honor. The President praised the recipients for breaking down barriers and lifting up their fellow citizens: "These outstanding men and women…Read More

Need Pro Bono Facilitator/Trainer for Teambuilding Session in DC

Interested or know someone who might be interested? Grameen Foundation's Capital Markets Advisory Center seeks a trainer or facilitator with organizational development background to lead their team in a half-day team-building session as part of a daylong…Read More

Need your ideas and suggestions

Dear Bankers without Borders volunteers: We need your ideas. Grameen Foundation is experimenting with how best to leverage social media and Web 2.0 technology to increase awareness, fundraising, and engagement on behalf of the organization and our work to…Read More
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