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.

Meet Celia

Mon, 2016-08-08 15:45
Celia has always had a passion for helping women take control of their health. But with a bad credit score from a past marriage, she did not think this dream was possible. With Grameen America, she was able to get a second chance. Today, she is the owner of a successful fitness studio in Los Angeles.

Meet Ines

Mon, 2016-06-06 16:24
Ines joined Grameen America to grow her flower business and keep up with increased demand. Two years later, business is booming.

Grameen America Celebrates (Financial) Independence Day

Wed, 2014-07-02 15:44

This Friday celebrate female entrepreneurship in America! As you spend time with family and friends to celebrate the country's independence, be sure to think of women like Silvia, who have overcome obstacles to achieve their own financial independence. Silvia is a mother from Austin, who spent 10 hours a day earning less than minimum wage steaming shirts. Silvia is ambitious and determined to build a better life for her family. A friend of Silvia’s introduced her to a Center Manager at Grameen America, who guided Silvia through Grameen’s program and provided her with a microloan of $1,500.

FEATURED: Microlending Model Finding New Traction in First-World Economies

Tue, 2014-03-18 15:05
Grameen America is featured as a "textbook example" of microfinance in a recent article about the expansion of microlending in developed countries.

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