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.

A Visit to the Queens Branch

Thu, 2011-01-27 01:00

The Grameen America team recently took a trip to Jackson Heights, Queens. If there was one word to sum up the experience at the center meeting and Marisella’s house, it was community. The way that the members provide services and goods for each other and look forward to interacting every week showed that Grameen America’s services have extended beyond basic capital. The program has grown to facilitate relationships in the community between emerging entrepreneurs, which might have otherwise been driven apart by poverty.

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