10 Questions for Muhammad Yunus

The Nobel Prize-winning microcredit guru believes in a poverty-free world. Muhammad Yunus will now take your questions

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Muhammad Yunus

Do you think it is ethical to charge the poor interest and make a profit out of it?

Hasan Iqbal


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 because of the recession?

Katie Malone


We use very local money that is going to the local poor, so there is no way the hit taken by the financial centers of...

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