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Latin America; Middle East / North Africa; Subsaharan Africa; Southeast Asia

Grameen Foundation Our work focuses on harnessing the underappreciated strengths of the poor, an approach inspired by Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus and the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh.

Foundation

OVERVIEW

Description

Grameen Foundation helps the world’s poorest people reach their full potential, connecting their determination and skills with the resources they need. We provide access to essential financial services and information on agriculture and health, assistance that can have wide-scale impact by addressing the specific needs of poor households and communities. We also develop tools to improve the effectiveness of poverty-focused organizations.

FUNDING TYPES AND CRITERIA

INVESTMENT RANGE:

$250,000 - $750,000

FUND SIZE:

$6,000,000

INTERESTED IN THESE SECTORS

Agriculture; Employment, Livelihood, Income Generation; Enterprise Development, SME; Fair Trade, Organic Products; Financial Serv./Inclusion, Microfinance; Health

Stages

  • 4) Early Customer Traction, Revenue
  • 5) Starting to See Strong Revenue Traction
  • 6) Solidifying Operations

social vs. financial return preference

  • 1: Social Return First

Types of entities

  • For Profit
  • Non-Profit

providing funding for these regions

  • Latin America
  • Middle East / North Africa
  • Subsaharan Africa
  • Southeast Asia

funding types

  • Debt
  • Convertible
  • Equity

TEAM MEMBERS

Team

THOMAS LIGHT

Deputy Director, Capital Management & Advisory Center

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ASSOCIATIONS

IA 50 2014 Manager

This company was selected as an ImpactAssets 50 2014 Manager.