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    a) The main facts about the activities of the company.
    The principal role of the Grameen Bank is to provide microcredits. It is done by giving to a group of five people money on loan (with very few requirements), but if someone of the members is not capable to return the loan, the entire group loses the possibility of further credit. This creates an economical incentive for the group to act responsibly, making the bank economically viable.
    The vast majority of customers (96%) are women, (...)

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Location: Jobra (India, Bangladesh)

Sector: microfinance, social bank

Official website: http://www.grameen-info.org

Key figures:

Cumulative Amount Disbursed Since Inception: 10.631’17 (million US$)

Cumulative Amount Repaid Since Inception: 9.424’35 (")

Number of employees: 23283 (in 2009)

Numbers of Members: 8.358 (8.045 women, 313 men)

Grameen worlwide: America (Bolivia, costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, USA), Africa (C. African Republic, Cameroon, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Mauritania, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe), Europ (Bosnia, Kosovo), Asia and Pacific (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Kyrghyzstan, Malaysia, Myanman, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Samoa, South Korea, Turkey, Vietnam).

Other families organizations: Grameen Communications, Grameen Trust, Grameen Fund, Grameen Telecom, Grameen Cybernet, Grameen Shakti(energy), Grameen Phone, Grameen Shikkha(education), Grameen Solutions, Grameen Knitwear Limited, Grameen Byabosa Bikash,

Nbr. visits: 739

Nbr. inspires: 5