Funding for “The Leftover Eighty Percent”—Micro and Small Loans for SMEs
When Dr. Muhammad Yunus and his organization, the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, jointly received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006, Dr. Yunus stunned the world with his trailblazing efforts to issue micro loans to the “poorest of the poor.” The countries which the Grameen Bank serviced have millions of underfinanced firms and individuals that have been categorized as the “least creditable” borrowers, ones that need funding desperately but would never have been able to obtain loans from traditional commercial banks.
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