Whole Planet Foundation® Launches 2013 Annual Prosperity Campaign

Fri, 2013-03-01 18:21
Whole Planet Foundation supports Grameen America as it grows across the country. The Prosperity Campaign takes place in Whole Foods Market® through March 31st. Be sure to check out Grameen America materials at your local Whole Foods Market.

The San Francisco Chronicle Features Grameen America

Mon, 2013-02-04 18:50
The Chronicle featured Grameen America in a February issue, highlighting the rapid growth in the Bay Area. Professor Yunus commented on the aspiration of local members, “that entrepreneurial spirit - that hope and dream in someone's eyes - is what the United States is about." Read Article

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.

Grameen America chosen for Whole Foods "Nickels for Nonprofits" Drive

Thu, 2013-01-17 11:20
We are proud to announce that Grameen America has been chosen for Whole Foods “Nickels for Nonprofits” drive.  Whole Foods Market brings together shoppers, Whole Foods employees and suppliers in their strong commitment to poverty alleviation through microcredit. From January 21st through February 19th, every Whole Foods Market Oakland and Berkley shopper who brings in a reusable bag can donate their 5 cent credit to Grameen America. Each nickel brings our Bay Area women one step closer to fulfilling their entrepreneurial dream. 

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