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The World's Bankers to the Poor - Creator of Micro-Credit System

 Brief Life story

World's Banker to the poor Dr. Muhammad Yunus

Dr. Muhammah Yunus - Nobel Peace Prize Winner, 2006 for his contribution to eliminate poverty using Micro credit Concept

According to BBC ....

Muhammad Yunus is often referred to as "the world's banker to the poor". His life's work has been to prove that the poor are credit-worthy.

His revolutionary Grameen (Village) banking system is estimated to have extended credit to more than seven million of the world's poor, most of them in Bangladesh, one of the poorest nations in the world. The vast majority of the beneficiaries are women.

 

Mr Yunus came up with the idea in 1976 while professor of economics at Chittagong University in southern Bangladesh. The first loans he issued had a value of $27 (14.50). Their recipients were 42 women from the village of Jobra, near the university.

 

Contribution: In his own words

"Poverty in the world is an artificial creation; it does not belong to human civilization. We can change it."


-"Poor people are not asking for charity; charity is not a solution for poverty."


-"Only thing we need to do soon, redesign our institution and policies. People can change their own life provided they got the right kind of institutional support."
 

--Dr. Muhammad Yunus

Great Achievement: "The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 2006, divided into two equal parts, to Muhammad Yunus and Grameen Bank for their efforts to create economic and social development from below.". . ...More >>>

 

 Our Effort

Future Plan dedicated to

Bangladesh Hall of Fame

 

Scholarship or award dedicated to Dr. Khan and others: To establish a fund for a scholarship in Bangladesh in all level (from High school to university level).

School competition/presentation: School presentation /competition on Bangladesh Hall of Fame among Bangladeshi/ foreign schools to inspire our future generations from these renowned people life story.

Recognize their work: To convince Bangladeshi or foreign professional associations/local governments/cities to recognize their work. Dr. Khan way near Sears tower is the best example.

Spread their name and work: Use Dr. Khan or others poster or t-shirt during community events/ festivals instead just event name/Bangladesh 2006/7.etc. Select any personality as a person of the year and use as a theme.

 

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