Meet Rene

Rene has always had a passion for reconstruction and clothing design. After losing her stable job of over 20 years, her son encouraged her to follow her dream by enrolling in a program at a local university to study sustainable clothing. 

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Woman Empowered Empowers Others

Johanna Avila began working at Grameen America in 2008 as a Trainee Center Manager at our Jackson Heights branch in Queens, New York. Now, she is the organization’s Northeast Regional Director, overseeing 10 branches in New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts. She sat down with us to discuss her journey and what motivates her to support other women.

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Meet Magdalena

Growing up, Magdalena heard and believed that women don’t work and are dependent on men. Now, having started her own business, she thinks quite differently. After receiving a series of loans from Grameen America, Magdalena now has her own bar and restaurant called Tacopeton in the Bronx.

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