Grameen Shakti (GS) is a not-for-profit rural power company whose purpose is to supply renewable energy to unelectrified villages in Bangladesh. GS expects not only to supply renewable energy services, but also to create employment and income-generation opportunities in rural Bangladesh.
Grameen Communications, a member of Grameen family of enterprises, is a not for profit Information Technology company. It has been providing complete systems solution through developing software products and services, internet services, hardware & networking services and IT education services since its inception in 1997 under the Companies Act, 1994.
As a result of the success of Grameen Bank in reaching and serving the poor with credit, many people and organizations began to think in Grameen's way, and wanted to learn more about Grameen and follow Grameen's principles in their own sphere of work. It is primarily to meet this demand that the Grameen Trust (GT) came into being in 1989.
Grameen Fund was incorporated on January 17, 1994 as a "not-for-profit" company and started operations on February 1, 1994. Its emphasis is on providing finance to ventures that are risky, technology - oriented and otherwise deprived of financing from existing formal lending institutions.
Grameen Shikkha is a company in the family of Grameen companies. Established in 1997 its main objectives are to promote mass education in rural areas, provide financial support in the form of loans and grants for the purpose of education, use IT for alleviation of illiteracy and evelopment of education, promote new technologies and innovate ideas and methods for development of education etc. Grameen Shikkha has been conducting Life Oriented Education Program, Pre-school/Child Development Program, Early Childhood Development Program and Arsenic Mitigation Program in various districts of Bangladesh.
Grameen Telecom is a company dedicated to bringing the information revolution to the rural people of Bangladesh. Grameen Telecom is planning, over the next 4 years, to provide GSM 900/1100 cellular mobile phone service to 100 million rural inhabitants in 68,000 villages of Bangladesh by (1) financing 60,000 members of Grameen Bank to provide village pay phone service and (2) providing direct phones to potential subscribers.
Grameen Knitwear Limited
Grameen Knitwear Limited: The company is a 100% export oriented composite knitwear factory, located in the Export Processing Zone in Savar in the vicinity of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. It has knitting, dyeing, finishing and garments production facilities. Most of the machinery and equipment have been sourced from Europe. The factory is capable to produce very high quality of different knit fabrics and garments of children, men and women. The fabrics and garments are fabric and yarn dyed 100% cotton, TC, CVC, Polyester with lycra attachement etc of various counts. The countries where the goods are currently exported are mostly Europe. The goods are exported against confirmed irrevocable letter of credit.
Grameen Cybernet Ltd
Grameen Cybernet Ltd. has been Bangladesh's leader in Internet service provision since it commenced operation in July 1996. Its Chief Executive has had an extensive career in education and information technology in the US and is assisted by a team of bright, young executives.