Get loud for a good cause.
Jennifer Lopez helped Grameen America’s “Raising Latina Voices” event, held on September 17 at the Universal Studios backlot in Los Angeles.
An eyewitness tells E! news that Ben Affleck was also present to support his wife, who spoke to over 400 Latin American entrepreneurs and promoted their latest philanthropic project for Limitless Labs’ partnership with Grameen America, which aims to empower small Latina-owned businesses.
“Growing up, I saw that for people like me, low-income Latinos, especially women, it was very, very difficult to access capital,” Jennifer shared with the crowd. “In fact, we continue to receive sixty percent less credit from central banks, and that’s fundamentally unfair and fundamentally un-American, and it has made the promise of the American Dream partially hollow. That’s why I’m here today, Grameen, on the side to change that.”
The Marry Me star, who rocked a chic cream Fendi suit at the event, vowed to “make that promise true for everyone” by making sure “people who look like me or come from places come.” who I come from have the same opportunity to borrow money to start their own business and pursue their dreams.”