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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