Founder and Managing Director, Grameen Bank
The World Health Care Congress
Courtesy: World Health Care Congress
Good evening. I'm very happy to be here, but wondering what I will say because everything I'm supposed to say about the Grameen Bank is right in front of you, in these booklets. But I thought I would just say a few words about the background and how we got involved with it. You're probably wondering, as I am, what I'm doing at a healthcare convention. When we began, there was no plan. There was no thought-out blueprint saying that, "This is what I should be doing, lending money to the poor people." That was not my job. I was teaching at a university in Bangladesh, at a time that happened to be one of the worst economic situations in the country. more...