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.

Meet Tomasa

Thu, 2013-02-07 16:45
Tomasa is a member from Los Angeles. She recruited four of her friends to establish the first Grameen America group in the city. She recently started selling cosmetics and plans to increase her available supplies with the Grameen America loan. Currently, Tomasa travels by bus to her clients while her four children are at school.  She plans to grow her business with the hopes of buying a car by the end of 2013.

Meet Teresa

Mon, 2013-01-28 11:00
Teresa sells a variety of sliced fruit and vegetables out a food cart in Oakland. She is particularly known for her Mexican specialties: Spiced fruit and corn pudding. With her next loan, Teresa would like to purchase a light to operate her cart in the evening. With two more hours of operating in the morning and evening, Teresa will be one step closer to fulfilling her dream: to purchase a second food cart to operate in Alameda.

Meet Marica

Thu, 2013-01-24 09:00
Marica runs a curbside stall selling Ecuadorian jewelry, clothing and knickknacks. She has been running the business for 10 years and is proud of her success. Marica joined Grameen America in 2008 and is currently on her fifth loan. Like many small businesses, Marica's sales fluctuate with the seasons. With her next loan, she hopes to expand her winter collection in order to turn the seasonal lull into prosperous opportunity.

Meet Lucia

Mon, 2012-12-17 16:35

Meet Nancy

Wed, 2012-10-17 16:35
Nancy, an Indianapolis based artist who specializes in aluminum embossing, plans to expand business by purchasing art supplies to create more exquisite designs. Her dream is to one day open a second enterprise, a catering service and restaurant, which will allow her to involve her whole family in the business.

Visit to the Queens Branch

Wed, 2011-09-14 05:43

The atmosphere of the Queens branch was hectic due to the heavy traffic of borrowers who had brought their children with them as they waited for new loans. One by one, borrowers would meet with loan officers, receive loans and hand over their blue ledgers so their balance could be updated. Despite the crowded space, the GA Credit Officers were very excited because it had been their most successful week to date.

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