Grameen-Jameel Microfinance Limited is the first social business in the Middle East and North Africa.
Grameen-Jameel was established as a company in 2003 and incorporated in 2007 as a joint venture between Grameen Foundation and Abdul Latif Jameel Community Initiatives, a subsidiary of Abdul Latif Jameel Group.
The company’s mission is to help alleviate poverty by providing financial and technical assistance to microfinance institutions in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey Region (MENA&T).
As the world continues to watch events of trauma, hope, conflict, innovation and resilience unfold throughout the Middle East, Kiva and Grameen-Jameel Microfinance Ltd. have partnered to launch “Change is in Your Hands.” The campaign gives visitors to Kiva.org/MiddleEast the chance to open the borders of opportunity for entrepreneurs in the region and beyond.
Grameen-Jameel currently has 18 microfinance institution (MFI) partners in ten countries in the MENA region. Read about our partners in:
Egypt: Al Tadamun, DBACD, Lead Foundation
Jordan: Tamweelcom, MFW
Lebanon: Al Majmoua
Morocco: Al Karama, FONDEP, Al Amana
Turkey: Maya, TGMP
Yemen: Al Amal Bank, Abyan, NMF