Grameen Replication


  • Microfinance for the Poor - Can Miracles be Repeated

Bangladesh is one of the poorest countries in the world; and women in that country are among the poorest of the poor. In the late 1970s, a man performed a miracle there. With a few loans out of his own pocket in 1976, Professor Yunus proved to himself that even the most downtrodden are able to pull themselves out of dire poverty... [weiterlesen]


  • Nepal - Grameen, NGO and Cooperative MF

  Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world, with 70% of its population below the poverty line. Subsidized national poverty lending programs have failed to attain viability, mobilize savings and reach the poor in significant numbers. Informal institutions such as the ubiquitous dhikuti were ignored... [weiterlesen]


  • Replicating Grameen in the Philippines

  Grameen banking offers small loans - microcredit - for people too poor to qualify for traditional bank loans, to enable them to start up income generating activities. Originating in Bangladesh in 1976, the Grameen Bank has reversed conventional banking practices by removing the need for collateral, lending to groups rather than individuals, and by creating a banking system based on mutual trust, accountability and participation... [weiterlesen]