Grameen, the micro-lending initiative, is looking to work in partnership with third sector organisations in Glasgow to offer their model, which provides loans to people who are marginalised and would not normally access them through mainstream sources, to encourage and support individuals to leave welfare behind by starting or growing their own small social businesses and encouraging their economic and personal development and that of their families and communities.
Professor Muhammad Yunus, the “father of micro-credit” began lending small sums of money to women in Bangladesh in 1976. He and the Grameen Foundation have gone on to help millions of people worldwide to fight poverty.
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Grameen in the UK, the micro-lending initiative facilitated by Glasgow Caledonian University, held an event on 23rd June to celebrate the first loans made, these marking the first time the Grameen system of microcredit – which began in Bangladesh in 1976 and has gone on to help millions of people worldwide to fight poverty – has been used in the UK. Grameen in the UK’s goal is Grameen is looking to work in partnership with Third Sector organisations in Glasgow to offer this model to people who are marginalised and would not normally access loans through mainstream sources. Find out more: http://www.grameenfoundation.org.uk/who-we-are/ and email: Kevin.Cadman@grameenfoundation.org.uk Tel: 0141 331 8941