Grassroots Business Fund
The Grassroots Business Fund (GBF) is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to build and support high-impact intermediary business organizations that provide sustainable economic opportunities to thousands of people at the base of the economic pyramid. GBF provides these organizations with appropriate financing and targeted technical assistance to enable them to become catalysts for economic growth and social enhancement among the poor in the developing world. These intermediary grassroots business organizations (GBOs) are nonprofit or for-profit business enterprises in developing countries that empower large numbers of the poor as producers of income-generating commodities and products, as consumers of affordable goods and services, and as independent entrepreneurs. The GBOs offer goods or services on a commercial basis, but also maintain explicit humanitarian social objectives. GBF actively supports enterprises throughout Latin America, Africa, India, and Southeast Asia.