Professor Yunus Opens Bronx Branch

Wed, 2011-09-28 09:57

September 28, 2011

On Monday, we celebrated Grameen America's sixth branch opening.

We were elated to have Professor Yunus join us for the ribbon cutting ceremony in the Bronx. As he told the audience of borrowers and supporters, "today is not just opening a branch, it's opening a future."

Visit to the Queens Branch

Wed, 2011-09-14 05:43

The atmosphere of the Queens branch was hectic due to the heavy traffic of borrowers who had brought their children with them as they waited for new loans. One by one, borrowers would meet with loan officers, receive loans and hand over their blue ledgers so their balance could be updated. Despite the crowded space, the GA Credit Officers were very excited because it had been their most successful week to date.

Grameen America Spring Social

Tue, 2011-05-24 11:39
Last Thursday (May 19, 2011) we had our first Spring Social event at the Trespa Design Centre hosted by Grameen America’s Young Professional (YP) committee. The event was organized to raise awareness about the great work that Grameen America is doing and also to fundraise for Grameen America borrowers. It was no doubt also a great networking event for young professionals who share a common mission of helping create a better world.

Women We Love: A Tribute to Mildred Robbins Leet

Thu, 2011-05-12 19:14
On May 3, 2011 we were saddened to learn of the passing of one of the original figures of the microfinance movement, Mrs. Mildred Robbins Leet. Today Grameen America recognizes her outstanding contribution to the field of microfinance for over 32 years through her organization Trickle Up. Who She Is: Mrs. Leet was a philanthropist and activist who, along with her late husband Glen, was a co-founder of the non-profit microgrant organization Trickle Up.

Whole Foods Supports Grameen America with 5% Community Giving Day

Fri, 2011-04-08 07:22
Rarely if ever is a trip to the grocery store transformed into a learning experience. I’ve always found shopping at Whole Foods to be the exception. Many people choose to shop at Whole Foods because of their dedication to supporting locally grown produce, which is detailed in great length on their Whole Story Blog.

To Catch A Dollar

Thu, 2011-03-31 10:19

Center Manager of the Year - Noemi

Thu, 2011-02-17 07:43

We are very excited to announce our 2010 Center Manager of the year, Noemi, from the Grameen America Queens branch. Noemi recently became the first Center Manager to achieve sustainability within the program through recruiting over 400 Grameen America Members. Each of our four branches is on track to be sustainable and Noemi’s breakthrough is a huge step in this direction.

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.

Celebrate Grameen America Day

Sun, 2010-12-19 19:50
December 9th is Grameen America Day! Join our founder, Muhammad Yunus, as he celebrates the accomplishments of Grameen America and explains the path ahead. Yunus celebrates Grameen America Day! from Grameen America on Vimeo.

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