Business Week Has Named Dr. Yunus as One of "The Greatest Entrepreneurs of All Time".
Yunus, the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner, founded a banking system 30 years ago to lend small amounts of money to the rural poor in Bangladeshi villages. Most of the low-interest microloans go to women, who use them to start their own profit-making enterprises, mainly in agriculture, crafts, or services.
Nobel lecture presented by Prof Muhammad Yunus at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony.
Your Majesties, Your Royal Highnesses, Honorable Members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen.