Grameen Australia

Enabling entrepreneurial people on low incomes, especially women, to build small businesses that generate incomes and meaningful livelihoods

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Grameen Australia is set to become the country’s leading microenterprise development organisation. We aim to reach 36,000 people, especially women, with enterprise aspirations, who are experiencing unemployment, financial exclusion and poverty in our first five years.

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Grameen Today Microenterprise Program

Grameen Today

Grameen Today is a program providing small loans, financial training and support to members, especially women, seeking to generate income through microenterprise.


Our first pilot location for Grameen Today is the Hume City Local Government Area (LGA) of in Victoria.

How it works

Grameen Today small loans are for business purposes only and start at less than $4,500 repayable over a six month period.
Professor Yunus honoured with Olympic Laurel

Professor Yunus honoured with Olympic Laurel

Grameen Bank founder, Professor Muhammad Yunus, was awarded the Olympic Laurel at the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games in Tokyo. The Olympic Laurel honours outstanding individuals for achievements in development through sport. Professor Yunus will be the second...

Grameen Bank to be launched in Australia

Grameen Bank to be launched in Australia

Those familiar with the concept of micro-financing, would know of the work of the Grameen Bank. It was established in Bangladesh in the 1970s offering small loans to the impoverished without requiring collateral. Together with it's founder Professor Muhammad Yunus it...

“In my experience, poor people are the world’s greatest entrepreneurs. Every day, they must innovate in order to survive. They remain poor because they do not have the opportunities to turn their creativity into sustainable income.” – Professor Muhammad Yunus

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