LIVE: Grameen America to be Featured at 2014 CGI Annual Meeting

Wed, 2014-09-24 08:00

Tune in on Wednesday, September 24 at 9:40am EST to watch as Grameen America Board Chair Muhammad Yunus, President & CEO Andrea Jung, and Secretary Clinton announce Grameen America's new commitment at the 2014 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting.

Bringing Microfinance to Life for a Younger Generation

Thu, 2014-07-31 18:58
Guest Post by Hannah Gallen, Development and Communications Summer Intern

Grameen America Celebrates (Financial) Independence Day

Wed, 2014-07-02 15:44

This Friday celebrate female entrepreneurship in America! As you spend time with family and friends to celebrate the country's independence, be sure to think of women like Silvia, who have overcome obstacles to achieve their own financial independence. Silvia is a mother from Austin, who spent 10 hours a day earning less than minimum wage steaming shirts. Silvia is ambitious and determined to build a better life for her family. A friend of Silvia’s introduced her to a Center Manager at Grameen America, who guided Silvia through Grameen’s program and provided her with a microloan of $1,500.

CNN Money Features Grameen America

Tue, 2014-06-24 18:16
The launch of the Grameen America Training Institute in Long Island City, Queens was featured in CNN Money this morning. Andrea Jung, Grameen America President and CEO, explained the "critical, pivotal role" that loan officers play as the gateway to capital for borrowers. "Part of scaling nationally is embedding best practices to our loan officers," she said. The Training Institute is a crucial step in laying the groundwork for this expansion. Read the full article here.

Far Reaching Campaign

Fri, 2014-05-30 19:38
Far West Capital, a commercial finance company for high-growth entrepreneurs, just launched a new social impact initiative: Far Reaching. The fundraiser supports Grameen America's program in Austin. Far West Capital is committed to raising $100,000 by the end of 2014, and will donate $50,000 in matching funds to serve low-income entrepreneurial women to build better lives for their families.

Chronicle of Philanthropy Features Grameen America

Tue, 2014-05-20 14:58
The latest issue of the Chronicle of Philanthropy highlights Grameen America President and CEO Andrea Jung. Read the exclusive interview to learn about Ms. Jung's unique qualifications, and vision for the organization. “I’m a zealot about this. I really believe that women are the solution and need to be the solution to the resurgence of the U.S. economy. Whether it’s in business, to better governance on boards. You name it, they’re the answer."

Mission Asset Fund's New Look

Wed, 2014-04-23 21:56
Mission Asset Fund (MAF) is a nonprofit organization with a mission to create a fair financial marketplace for hardworking families. They are an innovative organization in the financial inclusion space and align closely with Grameen America's values. Their solution is simple: they recognize existing lending circles and report their repayments to help them build credit. They recently launched a new website and we love it! Hats off to our friends at MAF. Check out the website here.

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