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Muhammad Yunus

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Muhammad Yunus's Biography

Muhammad Yunus (Chittagonian, Bengali: মুহাম্মদ ইউনুস, pronounced Muhammôd Iunus; born 28 June 1940) is a Bangladeshi banker, economist and Nobel Peace Prize recipient. He previously was a professor of economics where he developed the concepts of microcredit and microfinance. These loans are given to entrepreneurs too poor to qualify for traditional bank loans. In 2006 Yunus and Grameen received the Nobel Peace Prize "for their efforts through microcredit to create economic and social development from below". Yunus himself has received several other national and international honors.

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Nobel Peace Prize laureate Muhammad Yunus attends the opening of a food production plant in Barreal de Heredia
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Muhammad Yunus attends the opening of a food production plant in Barreal de Heredia
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      News Source: Open Democracy | 7 days ago
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      News Source: CNN | 27 days ago
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