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April is #CelebrateDiversityMonth, a celebration and recognition of the amazing diversity that surrounds us in our everyday lives. Learn more how we are creating a more inclusive America in our latest Annual Report:
April is #CelebrateDiversityMonth, a time to recognize and honor the diversity that surrounds us.
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Today, @AskWoodforest® and Grameen America have announced a $5 million collaboration to advance access to capital for women entrepreneurs. Read more about this exciting new partnership:
“I want people to know that if you have an idea or a dream to open your own business you should go for it. Grameen America offers a really important service for women like me, and the organization has helped me every step of the way." Meet Rosaura:
“I have four boys, and they are special needs. I’m the main provider in the home,” said Jennifer, a CT member. “But Grameen America helped me build the business that I always wanted to.” Via @westfaironline Read more about our recent press conference:
"Grameen America is uniquely positioned to address the socioeconomic barriers that impact the state’s low-income businesswomen,” said @AndreaJung__ president & CEO of Grameen America Via @NewHavenBiz Read more about our recent CT press conference:
“Access to capital is a game changer for women,” said @AndreaJung__ president & CEO of Grameen America. ​“That not only helps them and their businesses, but has an impact on children’s education, health…” Via @newhavenindy Read more:
Inspired by the work of the @GrameenAmerica team in New Haven, CT and our exciting announcement of expansion to Bridgeport and Hartford! Enabling women entrepreneurs with access to capital and financial training is the fastest way to spur economic recovery across the country!
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@GrameenAmerica is so effective in enabling people with limited resources to be productive and self-sustaining in creating their own businesses, and there is a large population of women in Connecticut who would benefit from its program, (1/2)…
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“Access to capital and the ability to be financially included is a basic human right for all genders, for all races” @AndreaJung__ president & CEO of Grameen America Via @WTNH Watch the full broadcast of our New Haven press conference with @GovNedLamont:
Congrats to the entire @GrameenAmerica team on the expansion of the microlending program for entrepreneurial women in Connecticut. Dalio Philanthropies is proud to support your work and looking forward to more success and impact.
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International microlending nonprofit, @GrameenAmerica, is expanding to #Bridgeport and #Hartford. The organization offers loan capital, training, and support to women entrepreneurs living at or below the federal poverty level.…
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We are incredibly proud to work with @GrameenAmerica and @GovNedLamont on supporting thousands of women entrepreneurs across Connecticut.…
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Today, Grameen America conducted a joint press conference in New Haven with @GovNedLamont to celebrate our impact in bringing affordable credit capital to low-income businesswomen across the state. Read more about our work in Connecticut:
We are proud to share our 2021 Annual Report, An Equitable Path Forward: Boldly Leading the Future of a More Inclusive America, which celebrates our members' drive as they invest in their businesses and transform their communities. Read the report:
"...MDRC's empirical evaluation adds to the understanding of the role that microfinance can play in the fight against poverty and hardship." Sarah Oltmans, Chief of Grant Strategy @RobinHoodNYC Read more about the evaluation:
Our community partner @GrameenAmerica has helped 146,000 low-income minority #womenentrepreneurs build businesses to enable #financialmobility and more. Read the proof points 👇…x
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“Grameen America’s sustained impact three years after women first joined the program is remarkable. These kinds of results happen because of careful design choices and constant attention to implementation..." Virginia Knox, President of @MDRC_News
In honor of #WomensHistoryMonth, @AndreaJung__ sat down with the @UBS Living Your Legacy podcast to discuss Grameen America and the impact we have on low-income women entrepreneurs. Listen on Apple Podcasts: Listen on Spotify:
Could not be prouder of the results of MDRC's three-year study proving the positive effects of Grameen America's micro loan program on poverty alleviation @GrameenAmerica @Yunus_Centre @MDRC_News…
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There is no silver bullet for reducing poverty, but “microloans give options. They are another tool in our anti-poverty tool box,” said Richard Hendra, director of @MDRC_News. “For this population that we studied, they were very effective.” Via @CityLab:
A first-of-its-kind U.S. study evaluating the effects of microloans among women borrowers in Union City, New Jersey, found that the program’s positive effects went beyond dollars and cents.… via @CityLab
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Timely read for #WomensHistoryMonth! @GrameenAmerica's #microfinance program is more than a loan, enhancing financial resilience of women through work & business opportunities, strengthened peer networks, & extra liquidity.
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NEW! MDRC study determines @GrameenAmerica’s microlending program reduces material hardship and increases credit scores, business ownership and earnings, and non-retirement savings among women in poverty. w/ support from @RobinHoodNYC
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Grameen America is excited to release the final, 36-month results from a first-of-its-kind randomized controlled trial of our microlending program conducted by nonprofit research organization, @MDRC_News Read more about the study and its implications:
#InternationalWomensDay, is a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. Our mothers, daughters, sisters, and friends. Leaders like our member, Rosa Nelly. Read more about her entrepreneurial journey:
Nearing the end of #BlackHistoryMonth, we reflect on the future of Black entrepreneurship. "Mentorship, investment, and a change in perspective can radically shift the landscape of industries—making way for more Black growth.” Via @BusinessInsider More:
To continue celebrating #BlackHistoryMonth, we are sharing another member story. Meet Shirley, owner of a gourmet popcorn shop in Fresno. “Grameen America really helped me get my business off the ground financially. I love what I’m doing..." Read more:
Continuing to honor #BlackHistoryMonth, we are sharing the lives of twelve Black women whose stories are often overlooked. Read more: via @smithsonian At Grameen America, we’re proud to uplift Black women business owners across the country.
Meet Jennifer, a New Haven-based designer who creates colorful, eye-catching garments while sharing her sewing skills with her community. Grameen America is proud to support members, like Jennifer, who never give up on their dream careers. Read more:
“With this notable expansion in Texas, women historically shut out of the mainstream financial system will receive access to life changing capital and support," said President & CEO @AndreaJung__ Read more about our new Dallas and San Antonio branches:
Proud to support @GrameenAmerica through The Studio @ Blue Meridian as they work to address systemic inequities that limit Black women's access to affordable credit and capital #BlackHistoryMonth…
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In honor of #BlackHistoryMonth we are highlighting a member in our Elevating Black Women Entrepreneurs initiative. Meet Shanté. “I didn’t grow up with financial literacy, but now I'm building a business. I’m grateful for everything Grameen America has given me and my family.”
We are excited to announce the launch of two new branches in San Antonio and Dallas to meaningfully address systemic lending barriers for women of color throughout Texas The branches open with catalytic support from the @WellsFargo Foundation Read more:
“This significant partnership with @GoldmanSachs One Million Black Women will meaningfully address funding gaps faced by emerging Black women entrepreneurs.” - Alethia Mendez, Division President for Elevating Black Women Entrepreneurs Read more:
"Grameen America shares a belief with Baiju Bhatt that by lending a hand up to financially excluded women we can meaningfully and measurably address financial inclusion in communities across the country," said @AndreaJung__. Read more:
We are happy to announce that we received a $500,000 gift from Robinhood Chief Creative Officer and Co-founder Baiju Bhatt. His generous gift fortifies our work in Oakland by providing affordable loan capital to underserved women of color. Read more:
So proud that @GrameenAmerica is partnering with @GoldmanSachs One Million Black Women to advance financial inclusion for Black women entrepreneurs across the country!!…
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We are proud to announce a new partnership with @GoldmanSachs One Million Black Women to propel our Elevate Initiative. Our work together will advance financial inclusion for Black women entrepreneurs now and far into the future. Learn More:
We're proud to see our amazing partner @EastWestBank was recognized with the Best Board ranking by Bank Director. Read more about their commitment to board diversity:…
Don’t miss your last opportunity to make a gift to Grameen America in 2021! Your donation will help us provide microloans, training, and support to over 145,000 low-income women entrepreneurs as they build better lives for themselves and their families:
Grameen America uplifts underserved women as they realize their potential as entrepreneurs. Our members continue to receive life-changing capital because of supporters like you. With a year-end gift, you can change the course of a woman’s life forever:
This holiday season, we are grateful for your investment in women’s entrepreneurship. Grameen America has helped over 142,500 women become independent businesswomen. We hope this season of reflection reminds you of the impact you are having on families across the country.
Meet Esmerelda, a Brooklyn-based party supply store owner who specializes in custom balloon displays. Grameen America is proud to support members, like Esmerelda, who feel empowered to bring their creativity to work every day. Read more:
New Connecticut member, Jennifer, recently shared her entrepreneurial journey with the @StamAdvocate Read more about Jennifer, Grameen America's expansion into Connecticut, and our microlending model:
We are happy to announce the launch of Grameen America's latest branch in Memphis, Tennessee! This will be the first new branch in the Grameen America network dedicated to the our racial equity initiative, Elevating Black Women Entrepreneurs. Read more:
.@GrameenAmerica, a participant of The Studio @ Blue Meridian, is expanding to Connecticut to help women entrepreneurs like Jennifer Marie Lopez of New Haven grow their businesses + achieve financial mobility. Click to read more:…
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We are excited to announce the launch of Grameen America’s 19th city in Connecticut! The first-of-its-kind branch network will serve businesswomen in New Haven, Bridgeport, Hartford, Stamford, New Britain, Meriden, and the surrounding areas. Read more:
Your #GivingTuesday donation today will fund entrepreneurial women in underserved communities across the US. These microloans are a lifeline to low-income women, like Leticia. Donate: Meet Leticia:
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