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A really unconventional lender

Microcredit pioneer helps world's poorest

(Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff)
July 27, 2008

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Muhammad Yunus founded Grameen Bank in Bangladesh in 1983 to make small loans to the poor, a practice known as microcredit. Twenty-three years and millions of loans later, Yunus, an economist, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Last month, he addressed graduating seniors at MIT's commencement. He spoke to Globe reporter Robert Gavin. (Full article: 867 words)

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