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Grameen founder: Government said I was a loan shark

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.

  • 08 Oct 2013
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