Make some noise for a good cause.
Jennifer Lopez contributed to Grameen America’s “Raising Latina Voices” event, held Sept. 17 on the Backlot at Universal Studios in Los Angeles.
A witness tells E! News that Ben Affleck was also on hand to support his wife, who spoke to more than 400 Latino entrepreneurs and promoted his latest philanthropic project, Limitless Labs’ partnership with Grameen America, which aims to empower Latino-owned small businesses. .
“What I saw growing up was that it was very, very difficult for people like me, low-income Latinos, especially women, to access capital,” Jennifer shared with the crowd. “In fact, we’re still sixty percent less likely to get loans from national banks, and that’s fundamentally unfair and fundamentally un-American, and it’s made the promise of the American dream partly hollow. That’s why I’m here today, alongside Grameen, to change that.”
The Marry me star, who wore a chic off-white Fendi suit at the event, pledged to “make that promise real for everyone” by ensuring that “people who look like me or are from places like this where I come from have the same opportunity to borrow money to start their own business and achieve their dreams.”