Nobel Peace prize winner Yunus has been under attack by not only his leader of government in his native Bangladesh but by those who are upset with what narrows down to Dr. Yunus' stand against corruption and loan sharking.
Microfinance efforts show that the poor are indeed creditworthy, and that women borrowers in particular spend the proceeds from their businesses in ways that have a longer-lasting, more profound impact on the lives of their families.
"Companies increasingly understand that social responsibility is part and parcel of what makes a market leader in the 21st century, and that makes our Annual Meeting a "must attend" forum for top CEOs."
The poorest of the poor in the microfinance world pay back at rates as high as 99%. Wall Street banks not only did not pay back, they took from us and paid themselves bonuses. Guess they aren't very good bankers are they?
If you are truly for freedom and prosperity, it must be for all humans, not just a select spoiled few. Elect people like Elizabeth Warren to office, fight for people who truly represent everyone's best interests.
Ignacio Mas, Deputy Director of the Financial Services for the Poor Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, took time off from his hectic schedule at the recent GSM Alliance Congress in Madrid to speak to me over coffee.