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While the world may honour the rich—don't be surprised if God honours the poor.
"Listen to me, dear brothers: God has chosen poor people to be rich in faith, and the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs, for that is the gift God has promised to all those who love Him."

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  1. 1. Poverty Social Entrepreneurs
  2. 2. Dr Willie Smits  Birth place: Netherlands  Citizenship: Indonesian  Founder of Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation  World’s largest of its kind
  3. 3. Bill Drayton  Nati0nality: American  Current chairman of Ashoka: Innovators for the public and Community Greens  Responsible for the rise of the phrase ‘Social entrepreneur’
  4. 4. Muhammad Yunus  Nationality: Bangladeshi  Founder of Grameen bank & microcredit  Holder of Nobel Peace Prize and several other national and international honors
  5. 5. Yunus’s Inspiration <ul><li> Mostly influenced by his mother who always helped the poor who knocked on the door </li></ul><ul><li>When taking students on a field trip, encountered a woman making bamboo stools </li></ul><ul><li>She had to borrow the equivalent of 15p to buy raw bamboo for each stool made </li></ul>
  6. 6. Yunus’s Inspiration <ul><li> Realizing that something must be wrong with the economics </li></ul><ul><li> Yunus decided to give out ‘micro-loans’ and in 1983,formed the ‘Grameen Bank’ </li></ul><ul><li> It is founded on principles of trust and solidarity </li></ul>
  7. 7.  In Bangladesh today, Grameen has 2564 branches, with 19,800 staff serving 8.29 million borrowers in 81,367 villages  On any working day, Grameen collects an average of $1.5 million in weekly installments  Of the borrowers,97% of women and over 97% of the loans are paid back, a recovery rate higher than any other banking system Impact of Yunus’s Actions
  8. 8. Impact of Yunus’s Actions  Grameen methods are applied in projects in 58 countries such as; the USA, France and the Netherlands
  9. 9. Sources . . . . Group members LCP Jared LCP Joel LCP Zai