Archive for February, 2008

Expanding the Yunus Vision to Eradicate Poverty

Friday, February 29th, 2008

Smart-Start-GivingIn 1976, Professor Muhammad Yunus started the Grameen Bank with $27 out of his own pocket.

In 2006, Professor Yunus won the Nobel Peace Prize for demonstrating the possibility of eradicating poverty through micro-lending to Entrepreneurs in developing nations throughout the world.

Today, the Grameen Bank serves more than six million poor families with loans, savings, insurance and other services. Yet, the bank remains fully owned by its clients and is a model for micro-finance institutions around the world.

Fast forward to February 29th, 2008 at 8am PST (11am EST) … this is (more…)