© 2024 Iowa Public Radio
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

The Economic Fruits of a 'Microcredit' Laureate

For years, Nobel Peace Prize winner Mohammad Yunus has helped the poor people of Bangladesh by giving them "microcredit" to start businesses. One such enterprise is a cell phone service that provides service and equipment to 260,000 village "phone ladies" across the nation.

Yamin Bakht, the general manager of Grameen Phone, talks with Alex Chadwick about Yunus' key role in creating the service.

Copyright 2023 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.