Milestones deserve extra attention. They’re a special point in our lives when we celebrate an accomplishment that’s close to our hearts. Thanks to the support of our donors, Grameen Foundation crossed a special milestone at the end of last year: In just more than three years, through our Pioneer Fund, we have invested $5.5 million in promising microfinance institutions and social enterprises that serve more than 173,000 people in harder-to-reach or underserved areas. To our supporters who helped make this possible (are you one?) – thank you.
Esther Chamanga, a mother of two, lives in a rural village near Mombasa, Kenya. She supports her family by selling charcoal, firewood and vegetables at the local market, but never had enough money to take care of all of her children’s needs.