PEOPLE'S FUND for Microcredit Programs

Grameen Trust (GT) launched the People's Fund in March 1995, to raise funds from individuals around the world to support the Grameen Bank Replication Program. In initiating the Fund, GT hoped that individuals could take the lead in demonstrating to governments and development organizations, the power of microcredit and the effect of individual contributions. We urged each interested person to persuade four other friends to contribute US$ 100 each and create a Grameen Support Group.

With the individual contribution in People's Fund collected to date, GT has provided funds to six of its partner organizations in Bangladesh, Uganda and Tanzania. The entire contribution was earmarked for onlending funds only, i.e. fund has gone entirely into the hands of the poor as loans.

These six organizations, MCDT in Uganda, Jecy Trust in Tanzania, IDF, CWFD, DSK and MAMATA in Bangladesh, have collectively reached 1,93,383 poor families until these contributions have impacted about 9,66,915 poor people. This has been the impact of the People's Fund!

In this way, GT hopes to reach more poor people in coming years though contributions to the People's Fund. Join the global Grameen movement today and be a partner in creating a poverty-free world!

Please send your cheques in favour of:


Grameen Bank Bhaban
Mirpur-2, Dhaka 1216, Bangladesh
E-mail: [email protected],

 In the USA, you may send your tax deductible contributions to the Grameen Foundation USA, 1029 Vermont Avenue, NW, Suite 400, Washington, D.C. 20005 USA, Tel (202) 628-3560/ Fax (202) 628-3880, Web site:, E-mail: [email protected].

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Funding from Grameen Trust

Grameen Trust has been providing training and technical assistance to Grameen replications worldwide. It has also been providing seed and scaling-up funds to replication projects working with the poorest, especially women, in different countries.

Upto October 2006, Grameen Trust has provided seed capital to 133 projects and scaling-up funds to 54 projects in 37 countries of Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Africa and Latin America. Those organizations, which are working or planning to work with the poor, following the Grameen model and require training, technical and financial assistance, may write to the following address for further information on Grameen Trust's program for support to replication projects in the developing countries.

Grameen Bank Bhaban
Mirpur 2, Dhaka 1216, Bangladesh
Fax: 880-2-8016319
E-mail: , ,

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