Grameen Foundation Launches Blog

Posted on December 13, 2006

GF USAI just wanted to alert all of you to the fact that the Grameen Foundation now has a blog. This is great news for the microfinance community since the GF USA team will no doubt provide some interesting insights into what is happening in the world of microfinance. Here is a quick blurb from the official press release:

The blog will give new and longtime supporters of microfinance and Professor Yunus’ work (www.thesocialcorp.com) a centralized point for active discussion and commentary on microfinance and the eradication of poverty – and a window to experience the excitement of the ceremony in Oslo. The featured bloggers will be Alex Counts, CEO of Grameen Foundation; Susan Davis, Chair of Grameen Foundation’ board of directors; and Sam Daley-Harris, director of the Microcredit Summit Campaign and president and founder of RESULTS.

As you can see, the blog started as a way to cover the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony live but I hope it continues to provide great information going forward. If you’re a microfinance enthusiast definitely subscribe to the feed (which is powered by FeedBurner of course). Without further adieu I’d like to say - Welcome to the blogosphere GF USA. We’re happy to have you!

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  1. Dennis Yu February 6, 2007 2:53 am

    Hi Eric,

    Thanks for your kind words. We’re looking to take this blog to the next step and start building community around microfinance. Given your passion in the blogosphere, we’d definitely like to have your input as we roll out in stages. There are few causes more exciting that solving world poverty via entrepreneurship— the folks at Grameen are fabulous, to boot.

    Best,
    Dennis Yu

  2. Liselle Yorke June 4, 2007 10:50 am

    Hi Eric:

    Thanks for the kudos and for your great support of microfinance. I thought you would be interested in Grameen Foundation’s new Village Phone Direct initiative. It’s a grassroots approach to the traditional Village Phone that was pioneered in Bangladesh and allows the MFIs to independently develop programs for their local communities. Please check out the new online assistance center at www.villagephonedirec.org and let me know what you think.

    Sincerely,
    Liselle Yorke

  3. Liselle Yorke June 4, 2007 10:50 am

    Hi Eric:

    Thanks for the kudos and for your great support of microfinance. I thought you would be interested in Grameen Foundation’s new Village Phone Direct initiative. It’s a grassroots approach to the traditional Village Phone that was pioneered in Bangladesh and allows the MFIs to independently develop programs for their local communities. Please check out the new online assistance center at www.villagephonedirect.org and let me know what you think.

    Sincerely,
    Liselle Yorke