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Meet Yubelki

Yubelki and her husband have operated their grocery store in Newark for over two years. Back in the Dominican Republic, she owned a similar business but due of the state of the economy, Yulbelki and her family decided to move to the United States.

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Meet Aurora

Aurora first learned about Grameen America through a chance meeting. A branch manager visited Aurora’s store and explained the benefits of the Grameen America program to her. The opportunity to start building a credit score piqued Aurora’s interest and she quickly became a member.

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Meet Rebeca

Located in Upper Manhattan, Rebeca’s store is an eclectic mix—it is both a money transfer business and wellness juice bar. Before joining Grameen America, Rebeca ran the money-transferring arm of her business for over 20 years. In 2013, after learning about Grameen America from a friend, she decided to expand her business to include a juice bar.

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Meet Maria

For Maria, life has been a lot easier since she joined Grameen America. For 22 years, she has owned her hair salon in Los Angeles. Sparked by a desire to grow her business, Maria became a member of Grameen America as a recommendation from a friend already in the program.

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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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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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