Developing Social Businesses and using Microfinance for Sustainable Solutions to Poverty


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The poor themselves can create a poverty-free world .... all we have to do is to free them from the chains that we have put around them.
- Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Laureate and founder of the Grameen Bank

Social business uses the dynamic principles of business and the skills,determination and experience of the poor to create a fairer world by lifting millions of very poor people out of poverty.
- Peter Hunt, Chair of Grameen Australia

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Grameen Australia is leading the way in the development of Social Businesses to provide employment for the poor and give them the skills and financial responsibility to escape poverty permanently.

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Grameen Australia's Microfinance Program is empowering poor people to change their lives through the creation of their own successful small businesses

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Professor Yunus on ABC's 7.30 Report tonight (@abc730) succinctly explained how micro finance and social business is changing the lives of the poor sustainably: o) Microfinance has spread around the world but the banking system still needs to change - we need a bank for the poor o) All human beings are entrepreneurs, they just need the opportunity o) Social Business is a business itself, it is both selfless and to generate profits o) Australian Foreign Aid could help develop Social Businesses that can change lives sustainably Follow Grameen Australia on Twitter tomorrow at @grameenaust to hear more from our business lunch with our partner Asialink.

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