Microfinance and Fighting Poverty

Muhammad Yunus, founder of the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, talked about his efforts in the U.S. and abroad to establish new business models… read more

Muhammad Yunus, founder of the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, talked about his efforts in the U.S. and abroad to establish new business models that benefit the poor through small, low-interest, collateral-free loans. He announced that Grameen America was contining to grow in the United States. Following his remarks he responded to questions from audience members.

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Muhammad Yunus was in Washington, D.C., to receive a Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Obama later in the day.  close

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Microfinance and Fighting Poverty

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Program ID:
288344-1
Category:
National Press Club
Format:
News Conference
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Aug 12, 2009
Last Aired:
Aug 22, 2009

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  • Aug 12, 2009 | 2:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 12, 2009 | 6:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 13, 2009 | 2:17am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 13, 2009 | 8:01am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 22, 2009 | 7:02am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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