On June 6th, the Nobel Peace Prize winner
of 2006 Muhammad Yunus gave a speech at the University of Karlsruhe
(TH). In an overcrowded auditorium, he was able to cast a spell on
his audience. He talked about microfinance, poverty and
steps you can take to change something
2006, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize "for
[his] efforts to create economic and social development from below"
Grameen Bank, which he founded in 1976, gives out tiny loans to the
poorest of the poor without any collateral and helps in this manner
to reduce poverty. Today Grameen Bank is the role model for
microfinance institutions around the world.
After his remarkable speech, the Extrahertz team was
given the opportunity to do an interview with Professor Yunus on the
way to the airport.
Five excerpts of this interview are presented below.