Find the best quotes by Muhammad Yunus.
We have designed a capitalist system wrong. We assume human beings are one-dimensional, all they do is make money, so we’ve created a money-centric world.
I’m sure everything has a bearing on what I’m doing. My family is a lower-middle-class family, there’s lots of children, seven brothers, two sisters grew…
I was born in 1940 in Hathazari, Chittagong, which is now part of Bangladesh. Education was always important to my parents, and with what little…
Business is a very beautiful mechanism to solve problems, but we never use it for that purpose. We only use it to make money. It…
I founded Grameen Bank to provide loans to those considered traditionally unbankable. Grameen Bank works with the poorest and often illiterate, providing uncollateralized micro-loans for…
All human beings are very creative – full of potential, full of energy… So, money kind of allows them to express it… And if you’re…
We have a list of human rights – right to food, right to shelter, right to health, right to education, many such items which are…
The Grameen Bank Ordinance with amendments up to 2008 is a beautiful legal structure for the fulfillment of the ideals and objectives of the bank.…
The Grameen clinics prove that a medical system ‘for the poor’ can be almost entirely self-supporting, and we hope we can make it fully self…
Money begets money. If you don’t have that, you wait around to be hired by somebody at the mercy of others. If you have that…
I wanted to give money to people like this woman so that they would be free from the moneylenders to sell their product at the…
I have always said that human beings are multidimensional beings. Their happiness comes from many sources, not, as our current economic framework assumes, just from…
I dismiss personal profit and focus exclusively on people and planet. That’s what I call social business: a nondividend company dedicated to solving human problems.…
I was teaching in one of the universities while the country was suffering from a severe famine. People were dying of hunger, and I felt…
If the basic structure of Grameen is changed, the worry is that the poor women who are the rightful owners of the bank will be…
The moment you say microfinance everybody wants to help you.
Business money is limitless.
I made a list of people who needed just a little bit of money. And when the list was complete, there were 42 names. The…
They explained to me that the bank cannot lend money to poor people because these people are not creditworthy.
But we have created a society that does not allow opportunities for those people to take care of themselves because we have denied them those…
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