Alejandrina has always been a hard worker. Before joining Grameen, she held various jobs as a food saleswoman, a warehouse employee, and a housekeeper. Now, she runs her own beauty salon in Indianapolis.
Lanise and Janine co-own a trendy clothing store in Harlem, New York City, and a loan from Grameen has allowed them to upgrade their payment system and increase customer satisfaction. The two women are also giving back to their community by supporting and teaching young entrepreneurs.
Joining Grameen America has allowed Maria to be her own boss. She now has her own home cleaning business and loans enabled her to hire a crew and purchase supplies. She hopes to expand and have more employees some day.
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.
Petra has always loved cooking and five years ago she decided to turn her passion for food into a business.
Grameen America has received a $100,000 grant from Synchrony, building upon the three-year relationship between the two organizations. Grameen America has branches in 13 cities nationwide, including areas where Synchrony has offices in North Carolina and California.
Ricaida has been learning about much more than business and savings at her weekly Grameen America center meetings. What she has learned recently has had a big impact on her health.

Four years ago, Ana was a new mother again and needed work that would give her flexibility and freedom. When her friend decided to sell her shop in their neighborhood, in Newark, New Jersey, she jumped at the chance to buy it.
Nonprofit microfinance organization Grameen Puerto Rico is bringing together leading financial institutions and other partners to galvanize investment in local low-income women entrepreneurs in the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria last year.
Between 2007 and 2016, women started businesses five times faster than the national average. From our experience working with female entrepreneurs across the U.S., we know that they have the grit and determination it takes to create and grow thriving businesses.

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