About Grameen Foundation Grameen Foundation empowers the world’s poorest people, especially women, to escape poverty through access to financial services, information, and viable business opportunities. Founded in 1997 by a group of friends who were inspired by the work of Muhammad Yunus and the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, our innovations, programs, and resources have helped millions of people in Africa, Asia, the Americas, and Middle East North Africa begin their journey out of poverty.
With microfinance and technology as our foundation, we connect people and local institutions across the globe
that share our vision of shattering the barriers for the one billion people trying to live on less than a dollar a day
About The MasterCard Foundation
The MasterCard Foundation advances microfinance and youth learning to promote financial inclusion and
prosperity. Through collaboration with committed partners in 42 countries, The MasterCard Foundation is
helping people living in poverty to access opportunities to learn and prosper.
An independent, private foundation based in Toronto, Canada, The MasterCard Foundation was established
through the generosity of MasterCard Worldwide at the time of the company’s initial public offering in 2006.
For more information, please visit www.mastercardfdn.org