Muhammad Yunus is best known for his work pioneering and spreading microfinance. Today, microfinance providers reach about 200 million clients globally.
Below, in an interview conducted a few days ago, Yunus reflects on his life, the role of social business, and the importance of imagination in creating a poverty-free world.
We encourage you to read and to be inspired:Beyond Profit: A Talk With Muhammad Yunus
The founder of the microfinance discusses his fight to protect the Grameen Bank the future of social business.
Check out our latest review on Tripadvisor - "Wonderful experience" :D
"Visiting the rural village of Phu Minh with Bloom Microventures was a wonderful break from the noise, traffic and crowds of Hanoi...For a glimpse of traditional Vietnam without glitz and scams, try Bloom Microventures day tour."
Thank you for being such wonderful guests!
The founder of microfinance, Muhammad Yunus, on how we help people to get themselves out of poverty:How do you keep clients first?
“What role can students play in safeguarding value-driven microfinance? What steps can students take to ensure that the microfinance movement keeps the client first?”
Today, Bloom Microventures celebrates 3 years of microfinance tourism!
We look back on the many successes that Bloom has had over the last 3 years and the change that we have brought to marginalized women and their families in rural Vietnam.
With stories of financial downturn, political uncertainty and natural disasters making headlines everywhere, more people are realizing that the world needs to experiment with new ways of revitalizing the system and creating new approaches to doing things.
Bloom Microventures is one such experiment and we would like to thank you for helping us realizing our dream and we hope you continue supporting us to move forward.
“Life Altering Experience!”
"We loved meeting those who benefit from the loans! We enjoyed hearing about their daily lives and actually seeing the conditions in which they live and work. A piece of our hearts and prayers will be with Vietnam forever."
Thank you to our guests for such a poignant Tripadvisor review!
Breaking News: Kiva has officially reached 1 MILLION BORROWERS with loans around the world!
Thank you to everyone who has loaned to change lives! www.kiva.org
World poverty is shrinking rapidly, new index reveals!
"Star performer" nations such as Rwanda, Nepal and Bangladesh are places where deprivation could disappear within the lifetime of present generations. Close on their heels with reductions in poverty levels were Ghana, Tanzania, Cambodia and Bolivia.World poverty is shrinking rapidly, new index reveals
UN development report uses nutrition and education as yardsticks as well as income
“When approached in a sustainable manner, tourism can
help drive economic growth and alleviate poverty. In fact,
tourism has proved to be one of the leading ways for least
developed countries to increase their participation in the
global economy.” Ban Ki-Moon, UN General Secretary.
A beautiful image for International Women's Day: A woman in rural Vietnam succeeding in her first loan application!
It all starts here. The possibilities are endless. www.bloom-microventures.org/vietnam/meet-a-borrower
Why do we need to celebrate International Women's Day? Here are eight good reasons. What are yours?8 Reasons We (Still) Need International Women's Day
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