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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Meet Aracely

Aracely sells a range of items at her store in Omaha, Nebraska—everything from jewelry to electronics. With 13 microloans—and counting—from Grameen America, she has been able to expand her inventory and sell an even wider variety. She says her life has been transformed since she stopped working at a meat factory, opened her own store, and joined Grameen America.

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Meet Irene

Irene used to struggle to make ends meet, but now she runs a thriving carpet business in Queens, New York City. The store has nearly reached capacity; it’s overflowing with rolls of carpets in various colors, patterns, and fabrics. A member of Grameen America, Irene has been receiving microloans for more than three years and is on her seventh loan.

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A Grameen America Leader in the Making

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.

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