Now Showing @ ALA: Bosai People - The vision of Muhammad Yunus
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What if you could harness the power of the free market to solve the problems of poverty, hunger, and inequality? To some, it sounds impossible, but Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus has proven with a number of social businesses that it works.
Bonsai People: The Vision of Muhammad Yunus is a film that profiles these companies, and shows the impact that such entrepreneurial projects have had on impoverished communities. Citing examples like Grameen Bank providing microcredit to small business initiatives to Grameen Danone addressing malnourishment to Grameen Phone and IT bringing telecommunications to remote areas, Yunus explains how to match social problems with new services that provide opportunities for economic and personal development. These stories can fuel classroom discussion about the principles and ideas that have made these social businesses successful, and challenge students to apply these universal social business strategies to addressing issues in their own communities.
Runtime: 79 minutes