Developing Social Businesses and using Microfinance for Sustainable Solutions to Poverty

 

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Children forced to Scavenge on Dumpsites across as Asia for USD1 per day Read more »

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Quality Education is Vital to Escape Poverty Permanently Read more »

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Microfinance provides income and hope for the future Read more »

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Social Business development provides training and sustainable income Read more »

 

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

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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.

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Grameen Australia's Microfinance Program is empowering poor people to change their lives through the creation of their own successful small businesses

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Grameen Australia
International Womens Day #makeithappen-support us to empower women to at least double their income to escape poverty http://t.co/15CMeyxF9h

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Impact investing must be 'effective social impact .. not creation of a new asset class' http://t.co/v48bVmzk4D social business=social change

Mar 3rd

Grameen Australia
6th Mar, 2015

On International Women's Day on Sunday 8th March 2015 #makeithappen - support Grameen Australia to empower women to at least double their income to escape poverty permanently. Read more about how we are supporting women in the Philippines and Cambodia on our website at http://www.grameen.org.au/grameen-gazette-13/

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Link posted on: 3rd Mar, 2015
The Slippery Slope Of Impact Investing
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Grameen Australia
25th Feb, 2015

Opening of Japan Automechanic School=Training and Sustainable income for disadvantaged youth in Dhaka. Grameen Australia is delighted to announce the opening of the Japan Automechanic School. The first 10 students commenced their two-year training course on 16 January 2015. The students were selected from 100 applicants all of whom submitted to challenging practical and written tests and a formal interview. Criteria for selection included that they be from the very poorest backgrounds with family income below USD 150/month (USD 5/day) View our website to read more about this innovative project www.grameen.org.au

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Grameen Australia
19th Feb, 2015

Gong Xi Fa Cai - Happy Lunar New Year from Grameen Australia The Grameen Australia team wish all our friends and supporters good fortune in the Year of the Goat/Sheep

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Grameen Australia
17th Feb, 2015

Professor Yunus and his co-authors demonstrate why Social Business is transforming the approach to the growing problem of poverty in the developed world in a recent Harvard Business Review Article. Essential to the success of the model is the benefits, both tangible and intangible, for business. Read more at http://bit.ly/17cQpxu

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