Grameen founder: Government said I was a loan shark
8 October 2013 Last updated at 09:24 BST
Microfinance - the practice of giving small loans to poor people - was pioneered in Bangladesh and won its founder, Muhammed Yunus, a Nobel Prize.
His microfinance firm Grameen Bank has held a special status there for 30 years - but now the government wants to regulate it like a normal bank for allegedly violating its charter.
Mr Yunus told the BBC's Lerato Mbele about the tension between Grameen and the government.