Free Loan-Repayment Processing for Grameen America Members

Wed, 2015-03-04 16:50
Grameen America and PayNearMe announce PayNearMe as a free new loan repayment option for Grameen America's borrowers.

Official Grameen America Launch In Los Angeles

Mon, 2014-11-24 16:48

Bertha always had an entrepreneurial spirit. But with no credit history or collateral, she was unable to access a traditional bank loan that would allow her to fulfill her dream of expanding her family bakery in Los Angeles. After joining Grameen America and receiving her first microloan of $1,500, Bertha was able to buy baking ingredients in bulk. Now she and her husband travel across the state to meet popular demand for their pan dulce (sweet bread).

New Findings Published in Global Microfinance Index

Wed, 2014-11-12 21:29
The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) of The Economist Group recently released a report analyzing the microfinance business environment in 55 countries around the globe. The study was based on evaluations of each nation’s regulatory, investment and institutional environment for microfinance. Among other things, factors taken into consideration are official legal recognition, interest rate restrictions, accounting standards, transparency, and the range of services provided beyond credit.

GIS Helps Grameen America Identify Microlending Markets

Thu, 2014-11-06 20:55

Esri, a geographic information systems company, recently published an article about how Grameen America uses its Business Analyst software to identify ideal target markets and prioritize metropolitan areas for program expansion. In six years, Grameen America has expanded to 11 cities across the United States including New York, Boston, Indianapolis, Omaha, Charlotte, Austin, Union City, Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, San Jose, and San Juan.

WATCH: Secretary Clinton and Andrea Jung on Women's Economic Participation

Thu, 2014-10-30 13:48

Tune in Thursday at 12:45 p.m. EST to watch Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton speak on the power of women's economic participation at an event sponsored by the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security. The talk will be part of the institute’s relaunch of the International Council on Women’s Business Leadership at Georgetown. The council will examine the most pressing issues in international business and economic policy as they pertain to women's economic participation and advancement. Melanne Verveer, executive director of GIWPS and former U.S.

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.

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