Well deserved Nobel Prize

Yesterday Muhammad Yunus was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for the ways in which microcredit has worked to eradicate poverty in the world.  I met him years ago while I was still a bright-eyed international development major at BYU. He is one amazing, quiet but passionate man. In the LDS church we talk about becoming self-sufficient. Far too often international aid is creating a perpetual cycle of need and aid. It doesn’t always create self-sufficiency, but Yunus’s principles do engender independence and sufficiency. I’m so glad that his work is getting the recognition it deserves. Hopefully more people will see the value.

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I'm me. Graphic designer extraordinaire, urban master teacher of social studies, former adjunct professor, high school principal, and now most importantly-- Mom to the cutest little girl ever. I try to live by the quote, "Work like you don't need money, Love like you've never been hurt, And dance like no one's watching." I believe in Christ, and sometimes I'm just trying to figure out what He wants me to do. This blog chronicles that journey.
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3 Responses to Well deserved Nobel Prize

  1. Kipluck says:

    somehow I missed “has worked to.” I was like, “He eradicated poverty. I would think this might be a little bigger news… and have involved a little announcement in Adam-ondi-Aman.”

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  3. smartmama says:

    I am such a huge believer in microcredit and facilitating self sufficiency in developing countries- that is exciting

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