How could the world change through microcredit

10 de diciembre de 2007   | Vistas: 2531 |  

About this video

Muhammad Yunus and Grameen Bank have developed the revolutionary concept of microcredit, which consists in small loans over a long period of time to poor people without collateral. Grameen Bank started in Bangladesh and has become a self-sustainable bank that has driven millions of people out of poverty, empowered women and beggars, and promoted social development. The basis of this system is trust and does not require government intervention and complex regulations. In Guatemala, Grameen Bank is present in the Lake Atitlán region and has a strategic alliance with Banrural to expand microcredit idea nationally.


How could the world change through microcredit
Muhammad Yunus

Juan Bautista Gutiérrez Auditorium
Universidad Francisco Marroquín
Guatemala, December 10th, 2007

A New Media - UFM production. December 2007.
Camera: Mynor de León, Joni Vasquez; digital editing: Claudia de Obregón; index and synopsis: Christiaan Ketelaar; content revision: Daphne Ortiz and Jennifer Mills; publication: Mario Pivaral/Carlos Petz

Our thanks to The Green Children Foundation, specially Tom Bevan, for allowing us to broadcast the video clip: Hear me now.


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