Grameen America Continues to Boost Women Entrepreneurs with Support from Synchrony

Wed, 2018-05-23 10:08
Grameen America has received a $100,000 grant from Synchrony, building upon the three-year relationship between the two organizations. Grameen America has branches in 13 cities nationwide, including areas where Synchrony has offices in North Carolina and California.

Grameen Puerto Rico to Invest in Thousands of Women Entrepreneurs and Help Revitalize the Economy

Thu, 2018-04-19 12:21
Nonprofit microfinance organization Grameen Puerto Rico is bringing together leading financial institutions and other partners to galvanize investment in local low-income women entrepreneurs in the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria last year.

Empowering Communities Nationwide

Tue, 2018-04-03 15:17
We are excited to share our 2017 City Impact Reports, which highlight milestones from last year in each of the cities we serve. These reports provide a snapshot of the impact we have had on women’s lives and their small businesses in cities across the country.

A Decade of Empowerment: Grameen America’s 2017 Annual Report

Mon, 2018-03-19 15:10
This year, Grameen America celebrates its 10th anniversary. We are proud to share our 2017 Annual Report, A Decade of Empowerment, which highlights our accomplishments and milestones over the last 10 years and the many impressive achievements of our members.

Grameen America Celebrates 10 Years of Empowering Women through Microfinance as it Announces Foray into Impact Investing

Tue, 2018-01-30 09:19
This month, Grameen America, the fastest growing microfinance organization in the United States, celebrates its 10-year anniversary of empowering low-income women entrepreneurs in underserved areas in the U.S. through affordable microloans.

Grameen America Opens Branch in Miami

Mon, 2017-12-11 14:18
Grameen America opened its first branch in Miami. The branch, located at 1101 SW 8th Street in Little Havana, will enable women living below the poverty level in the area to access small loans to start or expand their businesses. More than 20 percent of women in Miami-Dade county are living in poverty.

Closing the Entrepreneurial Gender Gap

Thu, 2015-06-11 15:57
From CGI America in Denver, CO to the new Yunus Social Business Centre to be opened in Worcester, MA, there has been a lot of recent buzz about financial inclusion and entrepreneurship.

The Importance of Building Credit

Thu, 2014-10-16 19:20

The New York Times' Patricia Cohen just published an article about the importance of building credit. Mission Asset Fund, a non-profit group based out of San Francisco, works with informal lending groups and reports loan repayments to credit rating agencies. “A credit report is like a passport to the financial marketplace,” said José Quiñonez, the chief executive of Mission Asset Fund.

Hillary Clinton Announces Grameen America's Commitment to Invest $50MM in Harlem

Thu, 2014-09-25 17:08

Hillary Clinton announced at the 2014 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting Grameen America's commitment to invest $50 million in over 7,000 women-owned businesses in Harlem through 2020. In 2008, Nobel Peace Laureate Muhammad Yunus successfully implemented his microfinance model in Queens and is now expanding this program to serve low-income women in Harlem.

LIVE: Grameen America to be Featured at 2014 CGI Annual Meeting

Wed, 2014-09-24 08:00

Tune in on Wednesday, September 24 at 9:40am EST to watch as Grameen America Board Chair Muhammad Yunus, President & CEO Andrea Jung, and Secretary Clinton announce Grameen America's new commitment at the 2014 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting.

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