The Grameen Model Alleviates Poverty


A woman with a dream for a better life finds four people she trusts to form a Grameen Group.


Groups participate in a week of financial training to learn about loans, savings and credit building. At the end of the week each woman opens a savings account.

? Who receives training?
100% of women receive training through the program


Each woman receives a $1500 microloan to build a small business in her community.


Every week, groups meet with Grameen America staff in a member’s home to make loan and savings payments, continue their education and build peer networks.

? What is the repayment rate?

Successful Women

With the tools in hand, women can build their businesses.

Continued Support

With repayment and the support of their Groups women have the opportunity to receive larger loans to invest in their businesses.