Muhammad Yunus: Creating a Poverty-Free World

Muhammad Yunus (born 28 June 1940) is a Bangladeshi banker and economist. He previously was a professor of economics and is famous for his successful application of microcredit – the extension of small loans. These loans are given to entrepreneurs too poor to qualify for traditional bank loans. Yunus is also the founder of Grameen Bank. In 2006, Yunus and the bank were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, “for their efforts to create economic and social development from below.”  He is the author of Banker to the Poor and a founding board member of Grameen Foundation. He is one of the founding members of Global Elders. Yunus also serves on the board of directors of the United Nations Foundation, a public charity created in 1998 with entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner’s historic $1 billion gift to support United Nations causes. The UN Foundation builds and implements public-private partnerships to address the world’s most pressing problems, and broadens support for the UN.

Source: Wikipedia

Muhammad Yunus (nato il 28 Giugno 1940) è un banchiere ed economista bengalese. Ex professore di economia è divenuto famoso per aver applicato con successo il microcredito, ossia la concessione di prestiti a imprenditori troppo poveri per ottenere finanziamenti dalle banche tradizionali. Yunus è anche il fondatore della Grameen Bank.  Nel 2006, Yunus e la banca ricevono congiuntamente il Premio Nobel per la Pace “…per il loro impegno nel creare sviluppo economico e sociale dal basso”. E’ autore del libro “Il Banchiere dei Poveri“, fondatore e membro della Grameen Foundation e del Global Elders. Yunus fa parte del consiglio di amministrazione  della United Nations Foundation, un’associazione di beneficienza creata nel 1998 grazie alla donazione miliardaria dell’imprenditore filantropico Ted Turner.

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