Who We Are
Grameen Foundation India is a fully owned subsidiary of Grameen Foundation USA. We provide technical assistance, to development institutions in India and over the years have developed a rich and deep understanding of low-income segments. This has helped us provide financial and technical support to some of the leading and fastest-growing development institutions. Over the years, GFI has developed core expertise in the financial services space and helps create breakthrough solutions that reach undeserved populations with financial services.
Grameen enjoys a unique position among development organisations in India. They have:
- Bottom of the pyramid client understanding
- Deep understanding of products, channels and technologies appropriate for serving low income and under-served population segments
Grameen brings over two decades of hands-on experience in institution building, product development, channel innovation and deployment of technology to effectively serve low-income customers. A unique aspect of Grameen’s work is its deeply rooted research and analytics capability, which ensure that the products, channels and institutional strategies are aligned with the customer needs and also address institutional priorities.
Our core values underpin how we behave and go about our purpose. They clearly reverberate in the way we think, behave, execute and take decisions. The core values at GFI include:
Respect: Respecting individual human rights and privacy, eliminating all kinds and forms of discrimination, whether based on religion, belief, race, ethnicity, nationality, gender or physical disability.
Integrity: Demonstrate moral & ethical principles at work. Create an environment of trust & honesty.
Empathy: Promote the ability to understand another person’s perspective or circumstances.
Striving for Excellence: Through quest for knowledge and taking an evidence-based approach for program design, implementation and evaluation.
Effectiveness and Sustainability: Ensuring that we maximise our outputs for each unit of input invested, and our actions and results can withstand the test of time, proving to have long-term sustainability.
Inclusive: Ensuring that we pay special attention and put in place mechanisms for inclusion of the most marginalised and vulnerable sections of the society, in our programs and in our ways of working.
Participation: Ensuring that our end beneficiaries and all the stakeholders are included and consulted in the decisions that affect them.
Grameen Foundation India is a team of multiple professionals who have strategic and technical skills sharpened through years of service with extremely reputed organisations in the social and corporate sectors.