You can if that bank proceeds to attract 7.2 million families, provide them with micro-loans, homes and education. You certainly can if you help millions of people lift themselves out of poverty.
This morning, at the behest of Jeanine “J.P.” Parker, we attended a talk by Nobel Laureate Dr Muhammad Yunus at the Milken Institute in Santa Monica. It was inspirational, humorous and powerful.
Dr. Yunus, very well known for his work in Micro-finance in his home country of Bangladesh, spoke for around forty-five minutes about his experiences and his ideas for the future.
He told us that what started as a $27 loan to impoverished people in need turned into the Grameen Bank — now serving over 7.2 million families. He also told us about other projects and initiatives they have undertaken including the provision of clean water for those in need, mobile phones for communities that have to wait three to four years for a Read More