#GSP15 - Week 1 (Introduction)
Dear Muhammad Yunus,
I was inspired by our breakfast conversation and your talk.
You saw that poor people need loans but lacked access to banks. So you loaned out your own monies, and saw that the repayment rates were very high when women received the loans and were part of trust circles. When banks refused to give funds to you to expand your loan amounts, you started Grameen Bank.
Local problem. Local solution. Sustainable. Local impact. Make things concrete and start small. And now, global advocacy. Incredible.
I hope you will run with my idea to start YunusTV, a web-based content series that features the stories of the incredible women who benefit from your work. Think Humans of New York for social businesses.
And please let me know if you have any thoughts on my book. :)
Your friend, and mentee,