Grameen Trust undertook a Fact Finding Mission in Haiti, the poorest country in the Americas, from March 1 to 4, 2008 at the invitation of Mouvement Cooperatif et du Developpement Rural (MOCODER). The Mission visited several areas in the Jacmel Watershed Region and found that the extreme poor did not have access to microcredit at an affordable cost.
Poorest Demand Affordable Microcredit
Grameen Trust undertook a Fact Finding Mission in Jamaica from February 26 to 29, 2008, to set up a Grameen program in the country at the invitation of famous music mogul Mr. Chris Blackwell and his Island Outpost and Island Jamaica group. The mission visited poverty pockets in Trenchtown in Kingston, Bunkers Hill, Falmouth and Oracabessa region. The mission found high demand for Grameencredit among the poorest.
First Lady Shows Support to Grameen
At the invitation of the AlvarAlice Foundation, Grameen Trust undertook a Fact Finding Mission in Colombia from March 9 to 14, 2008, to set up a Grameen program in the country. The mission visited Bogota and poverty pockets in Cali.
In a meeting at the Presidential Palace the First Lady of Colombia, Ms. Lina Moreno de Uribe, expressed her keen interest in the Grameen model. She inquired if there was a need for any special law to facilitate Grameen implementation in the country.