The History of Microfinance

Muhammad Yunus is often considered the father of microfinance. In 2006, he won the Nobel Prize for his "efforts through microcredit to create economic and social development from below." In this TED talk, Yunus describes his experience with microfinance. 

At Opportunity International, we are honored to be working alongside global thinkers like Yunus to bring financial services to those living in poverty. Opportunity has been working in this space for over 40 years and has been a critical innovator in the field of microfinance. 

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