Bonsai People: The Vision of Muhammad Yunus

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In 2006, Muhammad Yunus won the Nobel Peace Prize for giving microcredit loans to women. Since then he’s gone on to pioneer a whole new movement – social business. Microcredit is just the tip of the iceberg. Bonsai People celebrates Yunus’ extraordinary humanitarian work, which started when he simply lent $27 to 42 people out of his own pocket. As the founder of Grameen Bank, Yunus pioneered microcredit, the innovative banking program that provides poor people – mainly women – with small loans they use to launch businesses and lift their families out of poverty. His Grameen Bank currently lends to one out of every 1,000 people on earth and with a 98% rate of return – unheard of in the financial world. But Muhammad Yunus didn’t stop there. Bonsai People offers a glimpse into his visionary work. (Holly Mosher, 2012, 75 mins., Not Rated) Digital