Meet a few of the film’s micro-entrepreneurs. These women pledged to help themselves work their way out of poverty. Here are their stories.
Elizabeth has received four loans from Grameen America totaling $12,800 (1st loan $3000, 2nd $1800, 3rd $4000, 4th $4000). She works as a beautician in Corona, Queens where she pays $500 to rent one chair. Elizabeth uses her loans to purchase hair products for her clients.Read Elizabeth's story
Maria sells shoes as part of her hair salon business in Elmhurst, Queens. Maria has been able to maintain the business and establish a healthy savings of $4500 at Citibank from the earnings made through shoe sales and salon clients. The earnings have also allowed her to pay for one employee.Read Maria's story