Grameen America Awarded $400,000 from Wells Fargo to Spark Diverse Small Business Growth in Harlem, New York City, and Newark, New Jersey

The Diverse Community Capital program awards lending capital and grants to Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), like Grameen America, which in turn deliver responsible, affordable financial products to diverse small business owners who do not typically have access to conventional financing.

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Meet Brenda

Brenda has always enjoyed helping her friends decorate and plan their parties. Three years ago, she joined Grameen America and was able to turn her hobby into a business. A new video features Brenda and her story of transformation.

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Bronx-based Community Health Worker Initiative Improves Women’s Health Knowledge and Access to Care

An assessment of the Grameen Promotoras initiative in the Bronx found significant improvements in local women’s knowledge of health topics and access to health care. The majority of the women in the program lack health insurance and are isolated from the mainstream health system, so Grameen Promotoras plays a crucial role in providing and connecting them to essential services.

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Grameen America Hits $1 Billion Milestone in Microloans to Low-Income Women

Grameen America, the fastest-growing microfinance organization in the United States, has distributed a historic $1 billion in microloans to more than 100,000 low-income women entrepreneurs in the country since its inception 10 years ago. “This record $1 billion achievement is proof that the model can scale successfully, and we are excited to see where the next decade takes us,” said Muhammad Yunus, Chair of Grameen America.

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How Technology is Allowing Us to Scale

To keep up with our rapid growth and provide the best services to our members, last year we completed a multi-year project migrating to a cloud-based management information system. We recently published a paper that documents our transition to this new technology, its multiple benefits, and lessons learned.

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