The micro lending organisation founded by a Nobel Peace Prize winner is coming to Good. Grameen in the UK was created to focus on poverty alleviation and education across the UK, through the introduction and support of micro credit programmes. Good is a shop within Buchanan Galleries run by Kibble Group, providing charities and social enterprises free space to retail in the city centre.
Grameen in the UK will be using Good to meet clients later this week, as well as providing information to members of the public who have their own need for micro loans.
The organisation’s goal is to encourage and support individuals to improve their lives by starting or growing their own small businesses thereby encouraging their own economic and personal development.
Chief Executive of Grameen in the UK, Kevin Cadman, said:
“We are delighted to be now be working with Kibble Group in our effort to support those with the very least in our society. Grameen has proven recently that 100% of those supported are financially better off but, most importantly, their wellbeing and health have shown dramatic improvements through being part of the programme.”
Chief Executive of Kibble Group, Jim Gillespie, said:
“As a social enterprise with over 175 years of experience, Kibble Group knows the benefits of having an innovative business model that supports and encourages growth. The Grameen Foundation was founded on these very same principles and we are delighted to be able to support them.
“Social enterprises and charities can use this prime location in Glasgow city centre for free and we hope it helps groups to reach the wider public with their message.”
To find out more about using the space at Good for your event or organisation, visit www.good.scot