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Recording of "Meet the Fellows Live Q&A Session 1" Now Available

Friday, February 13, 2015 - 10:30

During this previously recorded Live Q&A Session, Grameen Foundation Fellows Smitha, Neil, and Naomi talk about their experiences in the program and answer questions from candidates interested in joining the 2015-2016 Fellowship cohort.     Don't forget to join us for our additional upcoming "Meet the Fellows" Live Q&A Sessions to learn more about program from our Fellows themselves! More details and registration information HERE.

Recording of "Grameen Foundation Fellowship Application Process Live Q&A" Now Available

Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 10:21

During this previously recorded Live Q&A Session, Samantha Haviser, Grameen Foundation Fellowships Coordinator, answers your questions about the Grameen Foundation Fellowship application and review process.     Don't forget to join us for one of our three upcoming "Meet the Fellows" Live Q&A Sessions to learn more about program from our Fellows themselves! More details and registration information HERE.    

Wells Fargo Global Fellow Theresa Alvarez: Meeting with Interactuar

Monday, February 9, 2015 - 10:16

Theresa Alvarez is spending five weeks in Medellin, Colombia as part of Wells Fargo's Global Fellows program. Theresa is one of six Wells Fargo team members volunteering at Grameen Foundation Latin America. While in Colombia, Theresa will conduct a market and risk analysis assessment that will help Grameen Foundation develop and provide appropriate financial service offerings for smallholder farmers enabling them to improve their businesses and livelihoods.   Last Tuesday, Pilar and I had our first financial service provider meeting. We met with Interactuar, a 30-year-old micro-credit... Read More

Upcoming Live Q&A Sessions: Meet the Fellows and How to Apply

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 10:00

If you're interested in learning more about the Grameen Foundation Fellowship, please join us for one of our upcoming Live Q&A Sessions!  MEET THE FELLOWS LIVE Q&A SESSIONSDuring these sessions, our current Fellows will speak about their experiences in the program and answer questions from candidates interested in joining the 2015-2016 Fellowship cohort. Register for your chosen session(s) and submit your questions for the Fellows HERE. Q&A #2: Meet Lisa, Carol, and RowanFriday, February 20 at 3pm GMT/10am EST (Convert to Your Local Time) Their Fellowships cover mHealth Strategy... Read More

BwB Intern Alexis Petropoulos: A Time for Firsts

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 09:00

Moving across the United States from Texas—to a new place, a new home, new friends—all on my own, was exciting yet frightening at the same time. Luckily, I moved into a small apartment with six roommates from across North America who are also starting their journeys, albeit in a different field (politics) than my own path in economic development. What I thought would be a curse, living with six girls in a three bedroom apartment, ended up being a blessing in disguise. We’ve learned how to live in this busy city together, from walking just about everywhere, fighting to get on the metro,... Read More

GF Fellow Lisa Wei: Reflections from the mHealth Summit

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 09:00

The dusty harmattan winds from the Sahara greeted me upon my return to Ghana after the holidays. After a month of cold in the eastern US and Western Europe, I admit the warm weather in Accra felt inviting. In December, I had the opportunity to represent Grameen Foundation with some of my Ghana colleagues at the mHealth Summit in Washington D.C. The largest global event of its kind, the conference attracted attendees from diverse backgrounds (private sector, government, NGOs, academics, entrepreneurs, healthcare practitioners, etc.) across both developed and developing countries, all of whom... Read More

Wells Fargo Global Fellow Pilar Hilst: My First Week in Medellin

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 11:08

Pilar Hilst is spending five weeks in Medellin, Colombia as part of Wells Fargo's Global Fellows program. Pilar is one of six Wells Fargo team members volunteering at Grameen Foundation's office in Latin America. While in Colombia, Pilar will conduct a market and risk analysis assessment that will help Grameen Foundation develop and provide appropriate financial service offerings for smallholder farmers enabling them to improve their businesses and livelihoods. It is such an amazing feeling to be back in the country where I was born. It is so beautiful, and the people are just as I remember... Read More

Intern at Grameen Foundation! The Application for Summer 2015 is Now Open

Monday, January 26, 2015 - 13:40

The Grameen Foundation Summer Internship Application is now open! A Grameen Foundation internship provides students and recent graduates an opportunity to gain new skills, learn more about our work, and strengthen Grameen Foundation’s ability to carry out its mission to connect the poor to their potential. It offers a wide range of internship positions, each tailored to align students' talents and interests with the needs of our teams. INTERNSHIP TYPES There are a wide range of internship opportunities available within Grameen Foundation. Some of the most common internships are summarized... Read More

Wells Fargo Global Fellow Theresa Alvarez: My First Week in Medellin

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 11:47

Theresa Alvarez is spending five weeks in Medellin, Colombia as part of Wells Fargo's Global Fellows program. Theresa is one of six Wells Fargo team members volunteering at Grameen Foundation Latin America. While in Colombia, Theresa will conduct a market and risk analysis assessment that will help Grameen Foundation develop and provide appropriate financial service offerings for smallholder farmers enabling them to improve their businesses and livelihoods.   Wow! What an intense week of traveling, reading, learning, meeting people, and getting acclimated to the altitude of the beautiful... Read More

24-Hour Troubleshooting with the Data Reserve Corps

Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 10:34

“Wow, this is great news. The nerds triumph again!” That was the response from TaroWorks’ Director, Emily Tucker, a few days ago when a member of BwB's new Data Analysis Reserve Corps, Victor Chiapaikeo, came to the data rescue. TaroWorks, a Software as a Service social enterprise being incubated inside of Grameen Foundation, primarily serves  social enterprise and NGO clients, but is beginning to explore the possibility of expanding into other sectors, including mobile agriculture (mAgriculture), mHealth, mEducation, and mLogistics. As part of  this evaluation process, a team of Bankers... Read More