The Banker with Heart

Professor Muhammed Yunus created one of the greatest humanitarian campaigns in history by listening carefully to poor people in the streets and villages of his homeland, Bangladesh. He learned that outrageous interest rates were the that the root cause of their poverty. He started out by giving loans from his own pocket and was later awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for founding the Grameen Bank and pioneering the concepts of microcredit and microfinance.

leadership, entrepreneurship, optimism, resourcefulness, economics, community service, language arts, social studies