Posts Tagged ‘ Muhammad Yunus ’

Just jump

September 12, 2012
Frank Domenico Cipriani
Just jump

I was standing on the high promenade at the Sandy Hook, NJ lighthouse overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. In our tour group, I observed a tall, pale teenager, clearly “too cool” for a family outing.
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Microcredit doesn’t work – it’s now official

September 20, 2011
Milford Bateman
Microcredit doesn’t work – it’s now official

The concept of microcredit — tiny microloans used to help establish or expand income-generating informal microenterprises — was for most of the last 30 years seen by the international development community to be the perfect self-help answer to poverty, unemployment and under-development.
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The Grameen affair: time to learn lessons and move on

May 18, 2011
Afsan Chowdhury
The Grameen affair: time to learn lessons and move on

The present phase of the Grameen affair has now ended with the official probe report in and Yunus ousted from his post as the managing director. The probe report has cleared Yunus of all theft and misappropriation charges.
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The story of Dr. Yunus and Grameen Bank

April 25, 2011
Badruddin Umar
The story of Dr. Yunus and Grameen Bank

The government of Bangladesh did not snatch away Nobel Peace Prize from Dr. Muhammad Yunus which was bestowed on him by the imperialist powers, and in any case they have no power to do so. They simply have removed him from his post of managing director of Grameen Bank on legal grounds. This was...
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Nobel Laureate Yunus and the judgment of King Solomon

March 17, 2011
Ikhtiar Kazi
Nobel Laureate Yunus and the judgment of King Solomon

Like many other concerned citizens of the world, I was stunned by the news that Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus has been sacked by the government of Bangladesh, from his position of managing director (Head) of Grameen Bank, a community development bank he founded in 1983. The actions seem to be politically motivated, where personal...
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Permission to err?

March 15, 2011
Frank Domenico Cipriani
Permission to err?

In the wilderness of the icy Adirondacks, the creek is rising. Every two hours I bundle up and walk the half-kilometre driveway and check the water level. We are vacationing at the shared family getaway, a place without distractions like internet and cellphone reception. At the rate the river is rising, we have twenty...
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Grameen Bank: why people are critical and what it tells about us

December 21, 2010
Afsan Chowdhury
Grameen Bank: why people are critical and what it tells about us

The recent furore about Grameen Bank, Yunus and microcredit may not leave us knowing more about the topics but we certainly can know more about ourselves through our reactions. The debate is not restricted to facts and figures but comments and opinions often exposing our prejudices and anxieties.
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