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Title Elders With Andrew Denton: Muhammad Yunus - Series 2, Ep 4 of 6
Published Australia : ABC, 2009
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Series Elders With Andrew Denton ; Series 2, Episode 4
Summary Muhammad Yunus is a trail blazer. He is a devout optimist who truly believes that a world without poverty is an achievable goal. The son of a Dhaka jeweller, and one of nine children, he was taught the combined value of education and imagination at a very young age.Witnessing the horrors of the Bangladeshi famine in 1973, his credentials as a commerce professor and economist were little help in the face of such despair, and he vowed to work from the ground up to advance the lot of his people.After studying in the US, he became a pioneer of the micro-credit system when he handed out loans to impoverished village women. Lending money to the poorest of the poor and then watching as the tiny loans transformed lives became his life's ambition, and his diligence and vision were rewarded when he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006.Muhammad recalls his journey from a one-man band banker to head of the now international Grameen Bank, with grace and humour. He believes that all of us should live by a very simple premise: 'Live life in a way that will not take away, in any way, the enjoyment of life of another person'. 'Hero' is a most overused word these days, but in this case it's a fitting description for a man whose credo is to be useful to the world.PRODUCTION DETAILS:ABC TV/Zapruder's other films production; Executive Producers: Andrew Denton, Anita Jacoby
Event Broadcast 2009-12-07 at 20:00:00
Notes Classification: G
Subject Grameen Bank.
Poor -- Services for.
Poverty -- Economic aspects.
Yunus, Muhammad, 1940-.
Form Streaming video
Author Denton, Andrew, host
Yunus, Muhammad, contributor