The Grameen Foundation is a global nonprofit organization that helps the world’s poorest people achieve their full potential to end global poverty and providing access to essential financial services and information on health and agriculture that can transform their lives. Founded in 1997, by Nobel Laureate, Muhammad Yunas, it delivers solutions that respond to the needs of the poor, as well as tools that help poverty-focused organizations become more effective.
By now most of us know and are aware of what the foundation does, but what some may not know is the technology tools they have set in place for non-profit, NGO’s, and social enterprises to use as resources in the fight against global poverty. These tools help poverty-focused organizations improve their operations and deepen their impact by providing financing, mobile-based management and poverty measurement tools, skilled volunteers, and human capital resources. below are the 6 technology tools that are fighting to end global poverty that the Grameen Foundation provides.
Leaders need access to reliable information in order to make smart decisions. We offer the Progress out of Poverty Index, a simple poverty measurement tool, for 46 countries around the world. The management teams of over 270 anti-poverty programs have used PPI data to improve their strategy for meeting the needs of the poor. Learn more at progressoutofpoverty.org.
Poverty-focused organizations face challenges in managing their people, information and products, especially in remote areas. TaroWorks™ is a mobile-based data tool that enables organizations to gain insight into their customers and increase the transparency of their operations. Learn more at taroworks.org.
The poorest people are often concentrated in rural or difficult-to-reach markets known as “the last mile.” We invest in social enterprises and innovative microfinance institutions that seek to improve livelihoods in these remote areas. Learn more about how we are addressing this critical investment gap.
MOTECH Suite and Platform
We help organizations use mobile phones to deliver a range of health care services in poor and underserved communities.
Bankers without Borders® is Grameen Foundation’s global volunteer initiative. It is an industry leader in using skilled volunteers to accelerate the scale, sustainability and impact of microfinance institutions and other poverty-focused social enterprises around the world. Learn more at bankerswithoutborders.com.
Human Capital Hub
Pro-poor organizations need to attract, retain and develop the most capable people to have a measurable impact. The Human Capital Hub provides a range of tools and information to help increase employee commitment, satisfaction and effectiveness. Learn more at humancapitalhub.org.
Grant is the founder of Causeartist, one of the most influential impact business platforms in the world. Since 2013, Causeartist has been read in over 150 countries. Grant has personally interviewed 700+ impact entrepreneurs from around the world, highlighting innovations in ethical fashion, climate change, ethical technology, impact investing, and sustainable travel.