Thursday, October 19, 2006

Muhammad Yunus: Nobel Peace Prize winner

From WSJ:


In giving Bangladeshi economist Muhammad Yunus the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for financing the business aspirations of "millions of small people," the award's judges made a clear attempt to draw a connection between poverty and conflict.

"Every single individual on earth has both the potential and the right to live a decent life," the Norwegian Nobel Committee said. "Across cultures and civilizations, Yunus and Grameen Bank have shown that even the poorest of the poor can work to bring about their own development."

"Eradication of poverty can give you real peace," the 66-year-old Mr. Yunus told reporters in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, according to Reuters.


To help and learn more about Grameen Foundation: Grameen Foundation.

Well done Mr. Yunus,

Dah Hui Lau (David)

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