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Sunday, September 25 • 4:35pm - 6:00pm
Bonsai People -The Vision of Muhammad Yunus

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Bonsai is a story of human empowerment following the work of Muhammad Yunus from micro-credit to social business. Think of it as "enlightened capitalism"as Prof. Yunus says. Bonsai illuminates the simplicity of this complex subject.Getting on the ground with women who are living on less than a dollar a day, such as Shahnaj, who tragically lost her son to tetanus after stepping on a chicken bone. Going into debt trying to save him, they have tough choices to make: use the money to fix the roof or invest for future returns. Suffering an unexpected downpour, which turns her dirt floor to mud, one wonders if she made the right choice.We also follow Aroti, micro-credit at its finest. With financial success and her sons attending university, Aroti now gives back as a local village council member. Bonsai then expands showing social business in action. With Grameen Danone, we see local farmers sell buckets of milk then turned into yogurt and sold by local ladies in coolers going door to door, much like Avon ladies, bypassing the problem of no refrigeration.The power of social business to tackle social issues from malnourishment, healthcare, alternative energy and education, demonstrates that the possibilities are endless.



Sunday September 25, 2011 4:35pm - 6:00pm
REDWOOD - Doral Golf Resort & Spa 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33178