Published February 17th, 2014 - 12:19 GMT

Grameen-Jameel Microfinance Limited is the first social business in the Middle East and North Africa. Grameen-Jameel was established as a company in 2003 and incorporated in 2007 as a joint venture between Grameen Foundation and Abdul Latif Jameel Community Initiatives, a subsidiary ofAbdul Latif Jameel Group.The company’s mission is to help alleviate poverty by providing financial and technical assistance to microfinance institutions in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey Region (MENA&T).