Meet Susana

Wed, 2016-08-31 13:54
Five years ago, Susana took out her first Grameen America loan of $1,500 to start her own hair salon. Today, she is on her eleventh loan and running a thriving business that is a staple of her community in Queens, NY.

Meet Marica

Thu, 2013-01-24 09:00
Marica runs a curbside stall selling Ecuadorian jewelry, clothing and knickknacks. She has been running the business for 10 years and is proud of her success. Marica joined Grameen America in 2008 and is currently on her fifth loan. Like many small businesses, Marica's sales fluctuate with the seasons. With her next loan, she hopes to expand her winter collection in order to turn the seasonal lull into prosperous opportunity.

Meet Lucia

Mon, 2012-12-17 16:35

Center Manager of the Year - Noemi

Thu, 2011-02-17 07:43

We are very excited to announce our 2010 Center Manager of the year, Noemi, from the Grameen America Queens branch. Noemi recently became the first Center Manager to achieve sustainability within the program through recruiting over 400 Grameen America Members. Each of our four branches is on track to be sustainable and Noemi’s breakthrough is a huge step in this direction.

A Visit to the Queens Branch

Thu, 2011-01-27 01:00

The Grameen America team recently took a trip to Jackson Heights, Queens. If there was one word to sum up the experience at the center meeting and Marisella’s house, it was community. The way that the members provide services and goods for each other and look forward to interacting every week showed that Grameen America’s services have extended beyond basic capital. The program has grown to facilitate relationships in the community between emerging entrepreneurs, which might have otherwise been driven apart by poverty.

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