in 7 meetings that I have been pirvileged to join in yunus dialogues thanks to Mostoza Zaman, Muhammad Yunus and all his teams. I hope I have circulated other people who may be jointly interested in this review of progress for community-up healthcare. It would be gerat if people would add links; I am just a reporter - no expert in this area
Health is arguably the biggest future capitalism partnership arena that Dr Yunus and true microcredit networks are concentrating replicable social business models on 08/09
If you cant find details at http://microhealthsummit.com http://egrameen.com http://yunuspartners.com http://yunus10000.com video dialogue on the following and want more info please tell me. I send them in case there are any specific snaps with what your network is already replicating , or in case anyine else cc'd wants to add some ideas to the same collaboration map
replication of the aravind eye hospital - mission eradication of unecessary blindness with free laser surgery for those who can't pay and an affordable price for those who can - 10 times lower cost model - sponsored as replicable social busness by dr yunus pop group http://thegreenchildren.org
social business partnership with hospital builders saudi-german hospitals
separate social business partnership with GE, Mayo Clinic and Pfeizer
intent to build a free university training hospital where those who qualify go back to rural medical care for several years as well as help grameen offer a low cost health nsurance lan to villagers
applied health partnerships in decontaminating water with veolia and fortified kids yogurt with danone; also in green energy where eg biogas stoves replace smoke of kerosene
Bangladesh is also served by the grassroots network BRAC which started in scaling up village nursing franchises- largely speaking grameen and brac have opposite models of development so win-win with each other
I am not a medical or infotech expert so invite people to add anything i may have missed on how this is all coming together
the head of www.grameenamerica.com comes from a primary interest in community healthcare -some files sent to me at the start of the year are attached
health is also a deep area of many of my networking friends - none more so than peter burgess who would like to suggest that obama use the multibillion dollar end malrian fund bottom-up instead of top-down - if obama is going to fulfil his clinton global pledge of ending deaths by malaria by 2015 his team will have to map how to use the global malaria fund in opposite ways to dividing it up between the 15 or so biggest agencies which is where it goes now
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I will also put a copy of this up at http://futurecapitalism.ning.com/ in case some people prefer to ask peers to post at a virtual community space…
g from Presidential Award day on. More details as soon as I get them
Sam Daley Harris has written an op-ed he would love help in placing as described. If you can do something on this and need to get in touch with sam, please tell me at email@example.com so I can intro you by email
Sam says: I've written an op-ed you can pitch titled A Champion of Yes We Can angled on the Presidential Medal of Freedom that President Obama will give to Muhammad Yunus and 15 others on August 12th. If you read it and love it, please offer it to your op-ed editor so long as your paper wouldn't require a national exclusive (e.g. not the LA Times or NY Times). Please let me know if you'll pitch it. It's fine if you don't.
Thanks so much,
A Champion of Yes We Can
When President Obama presents the Medal of Freedom to 16 distinguished American and international “agents of change” at a White House ceremony on August 12th one of the honorees will link Mr. Obama to both his past and to the future he is so committed to creating. Among the 16 leaders who will receive America’s highest civilian honor is Professor Muhammad Yunus, the founder of the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, which makes tiny loans for self-employment to some of the poorest people in that country. Prof. Yunus is also one of the world’s most effective champions of the “yes we can” spirit.
Decades ago the economics professor and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate described his search for new bank clients as a process of “looking for the most timid.” He wasn’t looking for the villagers who were the first to step forward to ask for a micro-loan starting at less than $10, he was looking for those who were last to come forward and who trusted their abilities the least. To those villagers he and his staff would say, “Yes you can.”
Thirty-three years later nearly 8 million members of Grameen Bank (a total of 40 million when you count their family members) are saying “yes we can” to the whole world. Since its inception Grameen Bank has lent more than $8 billion to the poor in Bangladesh.
So how does one start an enterprise that reaches nearly 40 million people in one’s own country and touches the lives of tens of millions more in replications around the world? Dr. Yunus had his own “yes we can” moment as a young economics professor who faced an agonizing famine that left him doubting his value as a teacher and as a human being.
He was so shaken by the sight of people dying of starvation that when he set foot into Jobra, the village next to his campus, all he wanted to do was to see if he could be of use to one person for one day—not 40 million—just one. It was in that village that he met a stool maker who horrified him when she explained that she earned only two cents a day for her beautiful craftsmanship. With no money to buy the bamboo she needed, Sufia Khatun was forced to borrow from a money-lender who demanded that she sell her finished stools back to him at a price he set—a price so low that she made only two cents a day profit.
When he asked whether she could earn more if she was freed from the moneylender, she told him, “Yes I can.” Professor Yunus had a student to look for other villagers who were in the same dilemma. The student found 42 people who needed a grand total of $27 to pay-off the moneylender, buy their raw materials, and sell their wares to the highest bidder. That’s right; all they needed was an average of 68 cents each. With her loan of less than $1 the stool-maker’s profits soared from two cents a day to $1.25 a day.
Now Prof. Yunus has set his sights on titans of business and industry with his social business concept and the chairmen of Dannone, Intel, and BASF are beating a “yes we can” path to his door to create new non-profit/non-loss businesses that have as their sole goal improving people’s lives. The corporations can recover their initial investments in the social businesses, but after that, all profits are plowed back into these new companies. They include a joint venture with Dannone producing nutritionally fortified yogurt for malnourished villagers, another with BASF producing chemically treated bed-nets to protect people from mosquitos carrying malaria, and still another with Intel bringing information technology solutions to rural villages.
When the US President shakes the hand of the Bangladeshi micro-banker at the White House ceremony this week, Mr. Obama will be touching his own past and the microfinance work his mother did in Indonesia. And when Professor Yunus opens the Microcredit Summit next April in Nairobi, Kenya, the micro-banker from Bangladesh will launch the next phase of microfinance in the birthplace of Mr. Obama’s father and throughout the continent.
President Obama should accompany Muhammad Yunus to that Summit in Kenya to join in the micro-banker’s most inspiring appeal—a daring call to put poverty in the museums where it belongs.
Yes we can!
Sam Daley-Harris is Founder of the Microcredit Summit Campaign which seeks to reach 175 million poorest families with microcredit www.microcreditsummit.org and of RESULTS which seeks to create the political will to end poverty www.results.org.
Sam Daley-Harris, Founder
RESULTS and Microcredit Summit Campaign…
sm is being edited out of his new book, and microcredit in its purest senses is getting less of his worldwide showtime
global grameen is launching as the microeconomics (job creation system designing) world's favourite brand -come join us at http://yunusolympics.ning.com/ to discuss whole new gameboards of global partnering in sustainability
I wont be closing futurecapitalism ning but cant see how to make it a destination community of the future, and dont want to waste your or my time- for those who have given richly to FC thanks, we do want to keep connected -if you have concerns I am also directly at firstname.lastname@example.org ; if anyone else who closely knows dr yunus future wishes wants a mail sent to this whole community, please mail it to me and subject to understanding it I will relay
a billion thanks, and lets make 2010s wholly more joyful for all humans than 00s
eg discussion 1 at http://yunusolympics.ning.com/ named after the gola of making london sustainabilty olympics http://cslondon.org http://londoncreativelabs.com the best place and citizens partner of global grameen's early years
Having co-hosted 1000 bookclub 1.0 of yunus social business, am told by publisher I can start sending friends dr yunus wholly new fieldbook for worldwide social business networkers of 2010s from late march 2010 -as we work out who wants to host readership circles of 1000 bookclub 2.0 on how global grameen invites sustainabilty's partnerships
example: during nov 09 Grameen & Otto (world's largest mail order catalogue and 2nd largest online retailer after amazon) announced call for partnerships in a social business factory of future to be built in dhaka in bangaldesh
who would you like to see partnering in the first factory of the future? what could it become benchmark for in terms of sustainability and job creation? is this a key step in the book 1 vision of dr yunus to build cox's bazaar as a social business port that unites 3 countries and becomes as valued as a gateway as Singapore?…
y description of the 7 forces impacting the productive freedom of human lifetimes
7 Nutritrition (ie human energy) ; goal end both hunger and obesity; issues include food security, food deserts, value chain mapping, crop sciences, irrigation
6 Energy (ie machine energy) : issues include end waste; end poisioning nutrition and nature; transportation infrastructures ..
5 Communications technology- The defining change of anyone alive today - everyone's a knowledge networker or microentrepreneur in post-industrial revolution multiplying real and virtual lifetime; also impacts how nations with a future design urban , rural; changes reason for and modalities of education and emdia
2 Home and safety - how families and communities and cultural forces impact growth of productive lifetimes -links to mental and physical health, and peace
1 Finance as a human right particularly credit accessible at times most relevant to freedom of productive lifetime of person and her peer network and hubbing communities' sustainable and social futures
source first 100 yunus social business competition entries of youth entrepreneurs
can we profile first 100 competition entries by these factirs so as to maximise intra-project knowledge networking
can we make sure that reports from states active in competitions are shared - eg washington dc competition process running between now and april 6 can help student entries interact at 3 levels
-mayors remits; federal remits; usaid foreign assistance remits
as a scot I also have an extra puzzle since yesterday with a referendum on country's declaration of independence in 2014- the country needs to be viralised with youth sb competitions before that takes place -something yunus can help with as next week sees his installement as a chancellor of one of glasgow's universities…
ing with open cataloguing of social businesses. why we feel bangladesh is the world's epicentre for sustainabilily investment, 10 times more economic organisations and the human race to end poverty
our bbc reporter (member Paul Rose) blogged http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8130130.stm
we found ourselves in the midst of a reorganisation called yunuscentre; in this member mostofa's web yunusforum.net becomes the last official survivor of world citizen gateways that began in Nobel times
9 europeans over for the dialogue moderated by member sofia, Dr Yunus, 2 senior staff from BRAC, a schools expert from the British Council dialogued for 150 minutes; our european team also had one hour meetings with the other major entrepreneuriual revolutionaries in Grameen
we left Dr Yunus a report on what youth wanted as a miinum organisation stucture supporting their needs as would-be planters of social business as encouraged by dr yunus in this video
action project 1 youth ambassador 5000
ilk-based foods such as Yogurt. Shall we do a partnership? Dr Yunus said yes if Grameen-Danone can be governed by social business rules (ones that 100,000 Bangladeshi facilitaors of microcredit and other community sustaining franchises have evolved over 34 years of measurably ending poverty)
At the end of 2007, the invitation to the world's biggest organsiational systems to discover their global market sectors most vital responsibility to human sustainability was published in the fieldbook on Future Capitalism using social business modelling to unite humanity in ending poverty. With your help mentoring and citizen networks aim 1 2 to catalogue which Industry Sectors have even 1 benchmark venture starting up.around transparently innovating their sustainability's whole truth.…