1. Bonsai People - The Vision of Muhammad Yunus

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    For the holidays we are gifting the documentary "Bonsai People - The Vision of Muhammad Yunus" online so people around the world can see the inspiring work of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Muhammad Yunus. To learn more go to our website http://www.bonsaimovie.com Thank you! Holly

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    • Muhammad Yunus: Creating Businesses to Solve Problems - March 2013

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      Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus is the father of microcredit, the father of social business, the founder of Grameen Bank and of more than 50 other companies in Bangladesh. For his constant innovation and enterprise, Fortune Magazine named Professor Yunus in March 2012 as “one of 12 greatest entrepreneurs of our time.”

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      • MFCNY Annual Meeting 2010

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        • Microleasing and Asset Financing: New Frontiers in Agriculture Finance

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          In this webinar, Swisscontact was joined by representatives of Juhudi Kilimo to discuss their microleasing model and on-going project in Kenya. The project aims to increase access to the underserved by ensuring the acquisition of affordable productive assets by small holder farmers and SMEs; and ensuring the outreach, profitability, and sustainability of local microleasing service providers. The Swisscontact microleasing model was developed in Kenya in partnership with Juhudi Kilimo, the Microleasing Company of K-Rep Group. The model has since been adapted with Pride Microfinance in Uganda and a feasibility study is underway in the current phase for a roll out in Tanzania. The model consists of three elements: the lease or pre-finance of assets, insurance of both the lessee and the asset, and training of the lessee in the use and maintenance of the asset in order to achieve optimal results. Training is a key element, as correct use, together with maintenance and care of the leased assets, are important factors for the risk management of the lessor, successful repayment, and for income improvement and diversification. Farmers benefited with over 25,507 assorted asset leases (dairy cows, goats, irrigation equipment, poultry and related equipment, water pumps and generators, posho mills, farm inputs, donkey carts, power saws) valued at 13.42 million (in Kenya Shillings) as of the end of December 2013. In 2013, 10,907 new farmers/rural producers began using assets leased with a total value of CHF 6,005,882.

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          • Jonathan Morduch - How Microcredit Went Global

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            "How Microcredit Went Global" at the NYU DRI Annual Conference 2013: Beyond the Nation

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            • Bonsai Manush

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              This is a Bangla version of Bonsai People - The Vision of Muhammad Yunus. I've put it online for Bangladeshis to see Yunus' work.

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              • "Emancipation or Dependency: Debate on Microcredits" 20 October 2010 Part 2

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                "Markus Pauli is currently working on his doctoral thesis (with the provisional title ”The Power of Individual Freedom as a Concept and Practice in Development – Operationalization of the Capability Approach for Assessing the Impact of Poverty-Oriented Microfinance in India”) within Heidelberg University’s Cluster of Excellence 'Asia and Europe in a Global Context' Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies. He also works as a Research Assistant to Prof. Subrata K. Mitra at the Dept. of Political Science, South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg. In his research based on fieldwork conducted in Tamil Nadu, Mr. Pauli studies the impact of microfinance in India, trying to operationalize the capability approach of Amartya Sen in order to draw a more comprehensive picture of the positive and negative impact of microfinance. The focus lies on those institutions which claim to target the very poor and who are providing additional services such as skill training, health care, sanitation or education. Markus presentation at the Lund seminar is entitled ”Microfinance in India – assessing its impact with the capability approach” Kushi Kabir is Executive Director for Nijera Kori, Bangladesh, an organisation working in 1,375 villages in 17 districts of Bangladesh, organising 293,746 landless peasants, of whom 154,853 are women. Nijera Kori believes in creating strong autonomous organizations of the rural poor, able to assert their rights and ensure their entitlements as citizens of Bangladesh, facilitating better access to rural services and available resources, with a view to building self-reliance through mobilisation and collective action rejecting use of micro credit as well as other service delivery approaches. Ms. Kabir is also the Chairperson for the Association of Land Reform and Development (ALRD), a network of NGOs and Bangladeshi citizens active in land rights issues. She has for decades been actively involved in promoting gender equality, rights of women and other marginalised communities, land and water rights, secularism, environmental justice, food sovereignty, ensuring democratic values and accountability at all levels, besides protecting landless and slum dwellers from eviction, preventing transformation of agriculture land to shrimp farms, worked against the use of fatwas, extra judicial killings etc. Ms. Kabir will give a presentation entitled ”Setting Development Priorities: Economic Well Being or Empowerment for the Poorest”"

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                • BOLIVIA: THE NEW SILVER

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                  Against the background of a popular revolt called the 'Gas War” this film shows how the lack of access to capital represents a heavy chain hanging around the necks of the poor of Bolivia and the Bolivian government alike. Please also see: www.xelafilms.com In developing nations such as Bolivia, lack of capital and restrictions on access to credit affects everyone, from individuals trying to start tiny enterprises in order to support their families, all the way up to large, state-run companies. This film profiles three people who run very different businesses, but who share many of the same problems. Maria Cabana, whose husband is ill from working in the silver mines, seeks to secure a future for her children by starting a business with micro-credit loans. At the same time, Jaime Barrenechea, President of the State Gas and Oil Company, tries to balance the demands of the nations’ poor and the requirements of foreign investors as he seeks capital to exploit Bolivia’s natural gas reserves. Director, scriptwriter: Alexandra Jansse Series editor: Alexandra Jansse Camera: Eric van Empel Sound: Pieter Guyt Editor: Emile Bensdorp Muziekcomposities: Orlando Gough Production India: Priti Chandriani, Rajshri Mehta Producers: Alexandra jansse & Joost van Loon EMF Films 2005

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                  • "Emancipation or Dependency: Debate on Microcredits" 20 October 2010 Part 1

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                    "Markus Pauli is currently working on his doctoral thesis (with the provisional title ”The Power of Individual Freedom as a Concept and Practice in Development – Operationalization of the Capability Approach for Assessing the Impact of Poverty-Oriented Microfinance in India”) within Heidelberg University’s Cluster of Excellence 'Asia and Europe in a Global Context' Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies. He also works as a Research Assistant to Prof. Subrata K. Mitra at the Dept. of Political Science, South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg. In his research based on fieldwork conducted in Tamil Nadu, Mr. Pauli studies the impact of microfinance in India, trying to operationalize the capability approach of Amartya Sen in order to draw a more comprehensive picture of the positive and negative impact of microfinance. The focus lies on those institutions which claim to target the very poor and who are providing additional services such as skill training, health care, sanitation or education. Markus presentation at the Lund seminar is entitled ”Microfinance in India – assessing its impact with the capability approach” Kushi Kabir is Executive Director for Nijera Kori, Bangladesh, an organisation working in 1,375 villages in 17 districts of Bangladesh, organising 293,746 landless peasants, of whom 154,853 are women. Nijera Kori believes in creating strong autonomous organizations of the rural poor, able to assert their rights and ensure their entitlements as citizens of Bangladesh, facilitating better access to rural services and available resources, with a view to building self-reliance through mobilisation and collective action rejecting use of micro credit as well as other service delivery approaches. Ms. Kabir is also the Chairperson for the Association of Land Reform and Development (ALRD), a network of NGOs and Bangladeshi citizens active in land rights issues. She has for decades been actively involved in promoting gender equality, rights of women and other marginalised communities, land and water rights, secularism, environmental justice, food sovereignty, ensuring democratic values and accountability at all levels, besides protecting landless and slum dwellers from eviction, preventing transformation of agriculture land to shrimp farms, worked against the use of fatwas, extra judicial killings etc. Ms. Kabir will give a presentation entitled ”Setting Development Priorities: Economic Well Being or Empowerment for the Poorest”"

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