Why donating to Grameen Australia is different:

The Grameen model is intended to become a self-sustaining social business where 100% of the capital invested gets paid back, and all profits get reinvested to help more borrowers out of hardship.

- Initial funding for capital is raised through philanthropy, government grants and soft loans

- Operating expenses are paid for with interest

- Loans that repaid are recycled into the program, enabling it to reach more people

- A mandatory savings program means that a portion of savings can be mobilised to issue more loan capital to reach more people. Attempting to solve the financial exclusion problem at scale, and promote the Social Business’ viability