What if you could harness the power of the free market to solve the problems of poverty, hunger and inequality?
Muhammad Yunus and the Grameen Bank won the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize for providing microcredit loans to women. Now he´s pioneering a whole new movement: social business. And microcredit is just the tip of the iceberg!
Bonsai People is a feature-length documentary film by Holly Mosher that explores the work of Muhammad Yunus and his vision from microcredit to social business.
Reception and Seattle-premier screening of Bonsai People - The Vision of Muhammad Yunus
Wine and Cheese with light food.
Producer and Director: Holly Mosher
Keynote: David Stephens, Founding Member Grameen Technology Advisory Board at Grameen Foundation
Express helps empower people to build assets and achieve financial stability through education, advocacy and affordable financial services to low and moderate income people in Washington.
Lumana - Provides financial services including loans, savings accounts, business education, local mentors to rural Africans
RESULTS Seattle - creates and empowers strong voices in the community and in Congress to create the political will to end hunger and the worst aspects of poverty, and make the children of the world the highest priority of governments.
Vittana - enables eager students in developing countries to complete their education, which catapults them into lives of opportunity.
SeaMo - connects the microfinance community through events, online services and opportunities for collaboration.
Grameen Foundation - helps the world’s poorest, especially women, improve their lives and escape poverty through access to small loans, new ways to generate income, and important information about their health, crops and finances.
Hub Seattle - building the world we want to live in. Collaboration and coworking space for social entrepreneurs.
Global Washington - a catalyst for strengthening the global development sector and its member organizations by leveraging resources, increasing visibility, sharing best practices, convening the sector by country, issue and organization type, and advocating around education and global engagement and foreign policy
Global Social Business Partners - supports the development of social businesses globally through annual forums and online networking.
Global Partnerships - expanding opportunity for people living in poverty. GP invests in exceptional microfinance organizations and cooperatives, our partners, which serve hundreds of thousands of people in need with microloans and other life-changing services to help them earn a living and improve their lives.
Jolkona - let’s anyone become a philanthropist by connecting donors to global micro-giving opportunities that report impact for each donation. They feature over 150 projects alleviating poverty in over 40 countries around the world.
FIUTS - creating cross-cultural experiences, promomoting citizen diplomacy, connecting students to Pugent Sound communities and inspiring future global leaders.
Rang De - a pioneering web based social initiative that supports rural entrepreneurs with access to microcredit in India. You can become a social investor by lending Rs 100 or more to a low income entrepreneur. Join us to knock out poverty in India.