Hear From A Grameen America Supporter

As part of our #InvestInHer campaign to empower low-income women entrepreneurs around the country this holiday season, we asked Cole Harmonson to share why he supports Grameen America each year. Check out his message below.


I’m one of the 27 million entrepreneurs across America. It’s hard to start a business, but it’s nearly impossible without support. My company, Far West Capital in Austin, TX, helps small business entrepreneurs unleash their potential by providing working capital to grow their companies.

I support Grameen America because together we are helping low-income women improve their lives and strengthen their communities.

Like my company, Grameen America believes in giving people the support they need to build their businesses. Grameen America provides small business loans, credit- and asset-building services to women living in poverty across the U.S. In just eight years, Grameen America has invested more than $340 million in loans to over 58,000 women in 11 U.S. cities with a repayment rate of 99 percent.

I got involved with Grameen America two years ago when they expanded to Austin because I believe in a double bottom line: Individuals and companies can do well and do good. We must combine profit and purpose to leverage the power of the private sector to build the world we want to live in.

I can personally attest to the fulfillment and gratification of taking part in such a meaningful endeavor. Join me this holiday season in supporting Grameen America.

In partnership,
Cole Harmonson
CEO and Co-founder of Far West Capital