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The poor themselves can create a poverty-free world .... all we have to do is to free them from the chains that we have put around them.
- Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Laureate and founder of the Grameen Bank
Social business uses the dynamic principles of business and the skills,determination and experience of the poor to create a fairer world by lifting millions of very poor people out of poverty.
- Peter Hunt, Chair of Grameen Australia
Grameen Australia is leading the way in the development of Social Businesses to provide employment for the poor and give them the skills and financial responsibility to escape poverty permanently.
Grameen Australia's Microfinance Program is empowering poor people to change their lives through the creation of their own successful small businesses
We are delighted to announce that our Manila Social Business Hub has released the first loans to 14 'unbanked' poor women to fund their own micro-busiensses ranging from from food and garment retailers and cooked food vendors to peanut butter production. These women received their very first ATM cards as part of Grameen Australia's innovative partnerships with Mambu IT software and BPI Globe BanKo Link (BanKo) mobile phone banking. Here more about how Grameen Australia is leading the way in social business innovation by combining business principles and social responsibility at #YunusInAust with Nobel Peace Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus in Sydney on 10th October.
The countdown is on for #YunusInAust with Nobel Peace Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus in Sydney on 10th Oct. Hear about how Professor Yunus is spearheading a transformation in the perception of doing business in Asia. Grameen Australia's Social Business Hub in Manila is a leading example of how merging business principles and social responsibility can drive poverty alleviation.
Grameen Australia announces that Professor Yunus is visiting Australia in early October #YunusInAust. He will discuss how he is revolutionising business in Asia through a merging of business principles and social responsibility. (Prof Yunus is one of only 7 people to have been awarded the Nobel Prize, the US Presidential Medal of Freedom and the US Congressional Gold Medal). The Grameen Social Business Hub in Manila is applying this innovative approach to fundamentally change the lives of poverty stricken and disadvantaged slum dwellers. (see photo of our Chair Peter Hunt and Executive Director Duncan Power with one of the communities we work with in Manila). For the only opportunity to hear Prof Yunus speak publicly in Sydney join us at a luncheon on 10th October - contact us at www.grameen.org.au for more information. Please spread the word.
New World Bank research indicates Digital Payments will change the lives of 2.5bn. "Digital payments could help billions of people without access to banks", The Guardian Link: http://bit.ly/DigitalPay 79% of Filipino households are “unbanked”. Grameen Australia is working with key partners towards the release of Mobile Banking for its Social Business Hub working with slum communities of Manila. Visit us at www.grameen.org.au to find out more.
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