Grameen Trust Chiapas was founded in 1997 with the objective of helping to alleviate poverty in one of the most affected regions of Mexico. The first Grameen replication in Chiapas, its principal activity is microcredit, and it serves marginalized urban and rural communities throughout the region with 17 branch offices. The mission of Grameen Trust Chiapas is to develop programs directed at permanently improving the well-being of families of lesser resources, principally enterprising women, through programs of loans, savings, insurance, and social assistance.