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5 Reasons Why Muhammad Yunus Focuses on Lending to Women

Not long after Muhammad Yunus, the Bangladeshi professor-turned-banker who has been called the father of microcredit, founded Grameen Bank, close to 97% of his small loans were going to poor women. Women have been the focus of his efforts ever since.

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Women's Savings Groups in Guatemala "Trickle Up" to Fight Poverty

Saving money can be hard for anyone, but it’s especially difficult for the poorest and most vulnerable around the world.

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Building a Community to Bring Savings to the Poor

I may have my bias as the host of last month’s Global Savings Forum here in Seattle, but I think it’s fair to say that I wasn’t the only one who felt a new, exciting energy at the gathering.

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The Importance of Saving for the Poor

Plenty of people have heard about microcredit, about giving small loans to poor people. But very few people know about the new technologies that are making is possible for poor people to save the money they earn.

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‘Mr. Condom’ Explains His Community-Based Approach at TEDxChange

Often referred to as Mr. Condom, Mechai Viravaidya is a well-known problem solver who has worked to improve the health and lives of people in Thailand. 

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