10 Questions for Muhammad Yunus

LEVY BRUNO / SIPA

Muhammad Yunus

Do you think it is ethical to charge the poor interest and make a profit out of it?Hasan Iqbal, Sundsvall, Sweden
In Bangladesh, Grameen Bank charges the lowest rate among all microcredit programs, and yes, we make a profit. But Grameen Bank is owned by the borrowers, so when we make a profit it goes back to the borrowers as dividends.

Are microloans taking a hit due to the recession? Katie Malone, Point Marion, Pa.
We use very local money that is going to the local...

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