Meet Irene

Wed, 2018-08-01 12:52
Irene used to struggle to make ends meet, but now she runs a thriving carpet business in Queens, New York City. The store has nearly reached capacity; it’s overflowing with rolls of carpets in various colors, patterns, and fabrics. A member of Grameen America, Irene has been receiving microloans for more than three years and is on her seventh loan.

Finding Motivation and Discipline

Fri, 2018-07-20 10:24
Alejandrina has always been a hard worker. Before joining Grameen, she held various jobs as a food saleswoman, a warehouse employee, and a housekeeper. Now, she runs her own beauty salon in Indianapolis.

Paying It Forward

Thu, 2018-07-12 09:58
Lanise and Janine co-own a trendy clothing store in Harlem, New York City, and a loan from Grameen has allowed them to upgrade their payment system and increase customer satisfaction. The two women are also giving back to their community by supporting and teaching young entrepreneurs.

Finding Financial Independence

Wed, 2018-06-27 16:20
Joining Grameen America has allowed Maria to be her own boss. She now has her own home cleaning business and loans enabled her to hire a crew and purchase supplies. She hopes to expand and have more employees some day.

Grameen Meetings in the Bronx Provide More than Business Training

Tue, 2018-05-15 10:32
Ricaida has been learning about much more than business and savings at her weekly Grameen America center meetings. What she has learned recently has had a big impact on her health.

Motherhood Made Easier

Tue, 2018-05-08 17:15
Four years ago, Ana was a new mother again and needed work that would give her flexibility and freedom. When her friend decided to sell her shop in their neighborhood, in Newark, New Jersey, she jumped at the chance to buy it.

A Single Mother of Four Makes Her Restaurant Dream a Reality

Tue, 2018-03-06 14:21
Growing up, Magdalena heard and believed that women don’t work and are dependent on men. But she thinks quite differently now, after having started her own business. “As women we can succeed,” she said. After receiving a series of loans from Grameen America, Magdalena now has her own bar and restaurant called Tacopeton in the Bronx.

Member Highlight: Herlinda

Wed, 2017-02-01 17:03
Herlinda used her first Grameen America loan of $1,000 to purchase a rental space for her homemade ice cream and yogurt business. She now supports 6 employees and recently purchased a new juice maker to improve her inventory

Meet Damaris

Tue, 2016-10-18 15:08
Damaris always had dreams of starting her own business. After joining Grameen America in 2014, she now runs a successful family-run restaurant with her children.

Meet Susana

Wed, 2016-08-31 13:54
Five years ago, Susana took out her first Grameen America loan of $1,500 to start her own hair salon. Today, she is on her eleventh loan and running a thriving business that is a staple of her community in Queens, NY.

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