In the final analysis, the rich must not ignore the poor because both rich and poor are tied in a single garment of destiny. All life is interrelated, and all men are interdependent. --Martin Luther King Jr.

Micro-Loan Revolution

Micro-Loan Revolution

Jan 4, 2003-- In 1974, Professor Yunus took his Economics students in Bangaladesh to a poor village. They interviewed a woman who made bamboo stools, but who made less than a penny per stool because of all the interest she had to pay to the middlemen. So in 1976, he started the Grameen Bank which gave micro-loans to promote economic growth amongst the world's poorest. Today, they have over 2 million borrowers with more than 1000 branches! (1004 reads)

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