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.
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
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.". .
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 presentation /competition on Bangladesh Hall of Fame
among Bangladeshi/ foreign schools to inspire our future
generations from these renowned people life story.
To convince Bangladeshi or foreign professional
associations/local governments/cities to recognize their work.
Dr. Khan way
near Sears tower is the best example.
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.