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Sunday, May 03, 2009

Grameen Bank's Micro Financing for Beggars.





I find it quite interesting how the distinguished genius in the person of Dakar University Professor Dr. Muhammad Yunus, the Founder of Grameen Bank of Bangladesh and the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner has once again launched a very brilliant way to help the hardcore poor like beggars to start their life anew by getting micro financing from banks such as his and to stop depending on just alms from the general public and start becoming micro enterpreneurs or mobile salespersons.

Watch the video above and see how a man such as Professor Dr. Muhammad Yunus has been helping hundreds of thousands of poor people to get out of the poverty rut?

If governments of the world can just emulate the brilliant ideas of Professor Dr. Muhammad Yunus and his Grameen Bank and put it to practice in their society, I am sure that many will benefit.

After all, what's the point of having governments regardless of whether they are 'first world' countries like the US, UK, etc. or countries struggling with the teeming masses of the hardcore poor and destitutes?

Countries which have teeming masses of hardcore poor such as in India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Laos, Kampuchea, Vietnam, Philipphines, Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria, Brazil, etc.

I think that if they could only put to practice what Professor Dr. Muhammad Yunus and his Grameen Bank have achieved through the micro financing schemes he has devised, millions if not billions of humanbeings suffering from their abject poverty will finally be able to breathe easier and live a more decent sustainable quality of life?

I hope that our Malaysian Government authorities are watching these videos and start something similar to what Professor Dr. Muhammad Yunus and his Grameen Bank have achieved through these beneficial programmes for the poor.

Watch the full programme on Fora TV by clicking here.
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