Elizabeth joined Grameen America with a dream of opening her own hair salon. To date, she has received four loans totaling $12,800 to invest in her beautician work, where she rents a chair in a hair salon. One year ago Elizabeth and her husband separated and she was left with four children to proviD. for. As her daily expenses increased she maD. the difficult decision to send her four year old son to be cared for by his grandparents in the Dominican Republic while she worked long hours to get back on her feet. Today Elizabeth is once again reunited with her son and is focusing on achieving her dream. Through Grameen America's savings program Elizabeth has already accrued over $3,500 in her savings account and continues to save until the day that she opens her salon. This loan will help Elizabeth to purchase additional supplies and continue to grow her customer base.