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.

CNN Money Features Grameen America

Tue, 2014-06-24 18:16
The launch of the Grameen America Training Institute in Long Island City, Queens was featured in CNN Money this morning. Andrea Jung, Grameen America President and CEO, explained the "critical, pivotal role" that loan officers play as the gateway to capital for borrowers. "Part of scaling nationally is embedding best practices to our loan officers," she said. The Training Institute is a crucial step in laying the groundwork for this expansion. Read the full article here.

Far Reaching Campaign

Fri, 2014-05-30 19:38
Far West Capital, a commercial finance company for high-growth entrepreneurs, just launched a new social impact initiative: Far Reaching. The fundraiser supports Grameen America's program in Austin. Far West Capital is committed to raising $100,000 by the end of 2014, and will donate $50,000 in matching funds to serve low-income entrepreneurial women to build better lives for their families.

Chronicle of Philanthropy Features Grameen America

Tue, 2014-05-20 14:58
The latest issue of the Chronicle of Philanthropy highlights Grameen America President and CEO Andrea Jung. Read the exclusive interview to learn about Ms. Jung's unique qualifications, and vision for the organization. “I’m a zealot about this. I really believe that women are the solution and need to be the solution to the resurgence of the U.S. economy. Whether it’s in business, to better governance on boards. You name it, they’re the answer."

Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus Names Andrea Jung to Lead Grameen America as President, CEO and Board Director

Mon, 2014-04-07 20:42

Andrea Jung has been named President, CEO and a director of Grameen America, the fastest-growing microfinance organization in the United States. Ms. Jung, the former Chairman and CEO of Avon Products, Inc. and longtime champion of women's issues, joins in April 2014. Founded by 2006 Nobel Peace Prize recipient Muhammad Yunus, Grameen America is dedicated to helping women who live in poverty build small businesses to create better lives for their families.

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.

Whole Planet Foundation(R) Commits $1MM To Grameen America Branch In Austin

Thu, 2014-02-27 16:24
Whole Planet Foundation(R) has committed $1 million to Grameen America to launch operations in Austin, TX. "Poverty is not just a developing-world problem; it's an issue we're battling at home," said Philip Sansone, president and executive director of Whole Planet Foundation. "Microcredit offers real solutions low-income entrepreneurs and their entire families. We're excited to invest in our communities and help our neighbors get a fresh start."

Weekly Roundup

Fri, 2014-02-14 16:03
Our latest weekly roundup covers news on Grameen America Board Chair Muhammad Yunus as he made CNBC's list of 200 people who transformed business over the years. Also, a look into how credit debt can help the poor and how the elimination of poverty is said to be possible by 2035.

Weekly Roundup

Thu, 2014-01-30 17:12
This week's roundup looks into three development myths about the poor, and the views that financial service providers have on the future of financial inclusion. Also this week, Grameen America Board Chair Muhammad Yunus gives six lessons for young social entrepreneurs.

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