Enabling entrepreneurial people on low incomes, especially women, to build small businesses that generate incomes and meaningful livelihoods

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Grameen Australia is set to become the country’s leading microenterprise development organisation. We aim to reach 36,000 people, especially women, with enterprise aspirations, who are experiencing unemployment, financial exclusion and poverty in our first five years.

Grameen Today

 

Microenterprise Program

Grameen Today

Grameen Today is a program providing small loans, financial training and support to members, especially women, seeking to generate income through microenterprise.

Locations

Our first pilot location for Grameen Today is the Hume City Local Government Area (LGA) of in Victoria.

How it works

Grameen Today small loans are for business purposes only and start at less than $4,500 repayable over a six month period.

Kim’s endless love for nails

Kim’s endless love for nails

Like many small business owners, Kim Phoung who operates a nail salon, was forced to close her doors during Melbourne’s COVID-19 lockdowns. Kim didn’t let the lockdowns dilute her dreams for small business. Instead, she used the time to start carefully researching a...

Dalal turns her hobby into a business

Dalal turns her hobby into a business

Dalal would often do eyebrow threading and make-up for cousins and friends for free. Born in Syria, Dalal lived in New Zealand for four years before moving to Australia with her husband and young son. She was excited to come to Australia to have more family support...

Sonia’s alternation business is as bright as a button

Sonia’s alternation business is as bright as a button

Sonia says there’s nothing like the feeling of satisfaction when customers are happy with her alternations service. “My business is a part of me, it shapes my character, it gives me a feeling of independence,” she says. When Sonia first arrived in Australia five years...

“In my experience, poor people are the world's greatest entrepreneurs. Every day, they must innovate in order to survive. They remain poor because they do not have the opportunities to turn their creativity into sustainable income.”

Professor Muhammad Yunus

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