Grameen America Celebrates 10 Years of Empowering Women through Microfinance as it Announces Foray into Impact Investing

Tue, 2018-01-30 09:19
This month, Grameen America, the fastest growing microfinance organization in the United States, celebrates its 10-year anniversary of empowering low-income women entrepreneurs in underserved areas in the U.S. through affordable microloans.

Grameen America Opens Branch in Miami

Mon, 2017-12-11 14:18
Grameen America opened its first branch in Miami. The branch, located at 1101 SW 8th Street in Little Havana, will enable women living below the poverty level in the area to access small loans to start or expand their businesses. More than 20 percent of women in Miami-Dade county are living in poverty.

Closing the Entrepreneurial Gender Gap

Thu, 2015-06-11 15:57
From CGI America in Denver, CO to the new Yunus Social Business Centre to be opened in Worcester, MA, there has been a lot of recent buzz about financial inclusion and entrepreneurship.

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.

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.

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.

Corporate Giants Go Social

Tue, 2014-08-26 19:22

It is no secret that the rising 'millennial' generation is more likely to purchase products and services from companies that are making a positive social impact. According to a U.S. Trust Report, 69% of millennials use their investments as “a way to express social, political and environmental values.” Many companies, whether to attract consumers or because of redefined strategic goals, are changing the way they operate in order to incorporate consumer values such as gender equality, education and financial inclusion.

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.

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