GBF Named Winners in G-20 SME Competition

Dear Friends,

We are delighted to share with you some great news from the Grassroots Business Fund. As you may have heard, the G-20 heads of state and Ashoka’s Changemakers have launched a competition to find the best models worldwide that are catalyzing finance for small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

The Grassroots Business Fund is proud to announce that we were chosen as one of 14 winners out of over 350 submitted proposals. The winners receive funding and valuable recognition. GBF’s executive director, Harold Rosen, has accepted an invitation to the November 2010 G-20 Summit in South Korea. For this event, he will join the leaders from around the world to discuss SMEs' role in poverty alleviation, including GBF’s innovative solutions to some of the most challenging problems facing the world today.

But, we still need your help!

The “People’s Choice” award will give extra recognition to three of the winners--ones that receive the most votes from people like you, between today and November 8th. Please review our proposal online, and if you find it worthy, please cast your vote for GBF’s proposal, titled “East African Rural Enterprise Facility: To Reach Underserved Agricu...

Besides your vote, we would value your input on the proposal and more broadly, we encourage you to give us any comments & questions regarding GBF by emailing us at We will try to answer as soon as possible. You can also send us a message on Twitter or write on our Facebook Wall.

You can learn more about GBF by visiting our website,

Thanks in advance for taking a moment to vote for us, and for sharing it with others in your personal networks who may want to support us.

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