Mohammad Yunus was a university professor in Bangladesh. While on a field trip with students, he talked with craftswomen making bamboo stools and found that they could hardly afford to live because of the demands made by money-lenders. He bought up the debts and freed them from the grip of unscrupulous racketeers and, within a year, they all found a way to pay him back, as they were then able to enjoy the full profit of their industry. Yunus went on to set up the Grameen Bank to finance small business and to help people to achieve economic stability. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006.
Yunus Hall (Red ribbon)
Mohammad Yunus Mural