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Saturday, October 14, 2006

Nobel Man

Muhammad Yunus, a Bangladeshi who founded the Grameen Bank in 1976, has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for aiding those in poverty. An economist, he came up with the idea of giving micro-credit to those who need it most. Yunus founded the bank with $27, and today it has 6.6 million borrowers. 97% of those are women.

This year's winner has surprised quite a few people, who were expecting the prize to go to one of the many involved in peace talks.

But it's good news to the millions who have been touched by Yunus's generosity and giving heart.


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