Meet Tedy

For Tedy, each workday is different. She could be assisting an immigration lawyer, advising a client with a speeding ticket, notarizing a document or assisting with taxes. A wife and mother of two young sons, this spring Teddy graduated college as a paralegal.

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What Financial Independence Means to Me

To mark Financial Independence Day, Lucia from Grameen America Oakland is sharing her own personal story of financial independence. Since joining in 2013, Grameen America has invested 10 loans totaling over $40,000 in her small business.

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Zoe Simbolon
Meet Matilde

To make ends meet, Matilde started selling homemade quesadillas from a stall. After a friend introduced Matilde to Grameen America, she quickly used her first loan of $1,500 to invest in cooking pans, plates, chairs and tables for her restaurant.  

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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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