At just 24 years old, Jannet Ramirez is a staff member on a steep rise. She joined the organization as Trainee Center Manager in our Indianapolis branch five years ago and is being promoted to Assistant Branch Manager. We spoke with Jannet about what drew her to Grameen America and how she has grown in the job.
Petra has always loved cooking and five years ago she decided to turn her passion for food into a business.
Grameen America has received a $100,000 grant from Synchrony, building upon the three-year relationship between the two organizations. Grameen America has branches in 13 cities nationwide, including areas where Synchrony has offices in North Carolina and California.
Ricaida has been learning about much more than business and savings at her weekly Grameen America center meetings. What she has learned recently has had a big impact on her health.

Four years ago, Ana was a new mother again and needed work that would give her flexibility and freedom. When her friend decided to sell her shop in their neighborhood, in Newark, New Jersey, she jumped at the chance to buy it.
Nonprofit microfinance organization Grameen Puerto Rico is bringing together leading financial institutions and other partners to galvanize investment in local low-income women entrepreneurs in the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria last year.
Between 2007 and 2016, women started businesses five times faster than the national average. From our experience working with female entrepreneurs across the U.S., we know that they have the grit and determination it takes to create and grow thriving businesses.
We are excited to share our 2017 City Impact Reports, which highlight milestones from last year in each of the cities we serve. These reports provide a snapshot of the impact we have had on women’s lives and their small businesses in cities across the country.
This year, Grameen America celebrates its 10th anniversary. We are proud to share our 2017 Annual Report, A Decade of Empowerment, which highlights our accomplishments and milestones over the last 10 years and the many impressive achievements of our members.
Johanna Avila began working at Grameen America in 2008 as a Trainee Center Manager at our Jackson Heights, Queens, New York branch. Now, just 10 years later, she is the organization’s Northeast Regional Director, overseeing 10 branches in New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts. She sat down with us to discuss her journey and what motivates her to support other women and help them succeed.

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At just 24 years old, Jannet Ramirez is a Grameen America staff member on a steep rise. She joined the organization as Trainee Center Manager in our... read more
Petra has always loved cooking and five years ago she decided to turn her passion for food into a business. With the help of microloans from Grameen... read more
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 23, 2018, New York—Grameen America has received a $100,000 grant from Synchrony, building upon the three-year relationship... read more