History

Founded by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Professor Muhummad Yunus, Grameen PrimaCare was launched in 2013 to improve the health of immigrant women in the US.

Grameen PrimaCare is just one of a large family of Grameen projects around the globe which all grew out of Professor Yunus’ first poverty fighting endeavor, Grameen Bank.

Grameen Bank (Grameen means “rural” or “village” in Bangla language) was founded in Bangladesh in 1976 by Professor Yunus with the goal of creating opportunities for poor and disadvantaged women to help reverse the vicious cycle of poverty.

Grameen America was launched in 2008 in the United States with those same goals and now serves more than 89,580 women, helping them alleviate poverty through micro-finance. The Grameen model, refined over decades of testing, requires individuals to form groups and meet weekly. Grameen PrimaCare is utilizing these same concepts as we create a “culture of health” that can measurably improve the health outcomes for our members.