Muhammad Yunus

The Banker (Bangladesh)

Yunus' financial institution, the Grameen Bank, is also one of the most successful rural-based renewable energy companies worldwide. By allocating micro-credits for the poor in rural areas 400 000 Mini-solar systems in Bangladesh were financed and installed by Grameen Shakti. 95% of their clients and installers are female – a revolution in itself. Yunus has formed the term of “social entrepreneurship” on the world market and thus he also carried his visionary ideas far beyond the borders of Bangladesh. His work was honored with the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006.

“The sun is a source of energy, Human being is also a source of energy, creative energy. So when do you say poor, poor are the people who couldn't use their creative energy.”