Meet Elvia

Tue, 2015-09-22 13:07
Three years ago, Elvia took out a loan of $1,000 to make a better life for herself and her children. Today, Elvia is on her ninth loan of $9,000 and is a proud owner of a growing business.

Providing Women Entrepreneurs with the Tools for Success

Tue, 2015-09-22 13:03
Grameen America partnered with Women Entrepreneurs of New York City (WE NYC) to provide our New York City borrowers with the tools necessary to build successful businesses.

Celebrating (Financial) Independence Day

Tue, 2015-09-22 12:46
Grameen America is celebrating financial independence for the 50,000 women reached by our program who have been empowered to build small businesses and create better lives for themselves and their families.

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.

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.

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.

WATCH: Bloomberg TV Features Grameen America President & CEO Andrea Jung

Thu, 2014-09-25 17:37
SEP 24 - Bloomberg TV's Taking Stock with Pimm Fox featured Grameen America President and CEO Andrea Jung discussing the importance of investing in women-owned businesses, and the organization's new commitment to invest $50 million in Harlem. Watch the full interview:

Hillary Clinton Announces Grameen America's Commitment to Invest $50MM in Harlem

Thu, 2014-09-25 17:08

Hillary Clinton announced at the 2014 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting Grameen America's commitment to invest $50 million in over 7,000 women-owned businesses in Harlem through 2020. In 2008, Nobel Peace Laureate Muhammad Yunus successfully implemented his microfinance model in Queens and is now expanding this program to serve low-income women in Harlem.

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