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Since 1997, Grameen Foundation has been at the forefront of helping the world’s poorest people become financially self-sufficient through microfinance and access to technology. Welcome to our press room, which is designed to give reporters and other media professionals immediate access to our latest press kit, press releases, speeches and media contacts.

All press inquiries should be directed to:
Liselle Yorke
Senior Marketing Officer
Office: 202-628-3560, ext. 128
Mobile: 202-549-3400
lyorke [at] grameenfoundation [dot] org (Contact by email)

Press kit

Press Releases:

Grameen Foundation and MasterCard Launch AppLab Money in Kenya with Jamii Bora as First Customer

Program aims to extend mobile financial services access to the unbanked and under-banked in Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya, April 14, 2014 – MasterCard, has announced a collaboration with Grameen Foundation on AppLab Money, an initiative that is designed to create mobile financial services products for the unbanked and under-banked in Kenya. Grameen Foundation will work with Jamii Bora Bank to research, design and test products that will be delivered through Jamii Bora’s extensive operations across the country.

TaroWorks is a Finalist in Vodafone Americas Foundation's Sixth Annual Wireless Innovation Project™ Competition

Washington, D.C., April 10, 2014 - The Vodafone Americas Foundation has announced that TaroWorks™ is one of seven finalists finalists for its sixth annual Wireless Innovation Project Competition™ (WIP). A product of Grameen Foundation, TaroWorks is a mobile field force management tool. Built for organizations working in the most difficult places on the planet, and where connectivity is limited, TaroWorks provides real-time data and feedback loops that connect the head office directly to field staff and beneficiaries.

Bankers without Borders Releases Five-Year Impact Report; Announces Winners of Skillanthropy™ Giveaway

Washington, D.C., April 7, 2014 – Bankers without Borders®, a Grameen Foundation initiative, today released its “Five Year Impact Report” highlighting key insights and lessons learned since its inception five years ago. The report also includes recent independent research conducted on the outcomes of the program for the volunteers, corporations, and social enterprises involved.

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