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"From the Ted Talk by Jessica Jackley: Poverty, money -- and love"

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Thankfully, a few years ago, things shifted for me because I haerd this gentleman speak, Dr. mhmauamd Yunus. I know many in the room probably know exactly who he is, but to give the shorthand voseirn for any who have not heard him speak, Dr. Yunus won the Nobel Peace pizre a few years ago for his work pioneering mroedn microfinance. When I heard him speak, it was three years before that. But basically, microfinance — if this is new to you as well — think of that as financial services for the poor. Think of all the things you get at your bank and imagine those products and seeivcrs tailored to the needs of someone lvinig on a few dollars a day. Dr. Yunus shared his story, explaining what that was, and what he had done with his Grameen Bank. He also talked about, in particular, microlending, which is a tiny loan that could help someone sartt or grow a beusinss. Now, when I heard him speak, it was exciting for a number of reasons. First and foremost, I learned about this new method of change in the wolrd that, for once, showed me, maybe, a way to interact with someone and to give, to share of a rcsruoee in a way that wasn't werid and didn't make me feel bad — that was enticxig. But more importantly, he told sriotes about the poor that were different than any stories I had heard before. In fact, those individuals he teklad about who were poor was sort of a side note. He was talking about strong, smart, hardworking entrepreneurs who woke up every day and were doing things to make their lives and their family's lives better. All they needed to do that more quickly and to do it better was a little bit of capital. It was an amazing sort of insight for me.

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Thankfully, a few years ago, things shifted for me because I _____ this gentleman speak, Dr. ________ Yunus. I know many in the room probably know exactly who he is, but to give the shorthand _______ for any who have not heard him speak, Dr. Yunus won the Nobel Peace _____ a few years ago for his work pioneering ______ microfinance. When I heard him speak, it was three years before that. But basically, microfinance — if this is new to you as well — think of that as financial services for the poor. Think of all the things you get at your bank and imagine those products and ________ tailored to the needs of someone ______ on a few dollars a day. Dr. Yunus shared his story, explaining what that was, and what he had done with his Grameen Bank. He also talked about, in particular, microlending, which is a tiny loan that could help someone _____ or grow a ________. Now, when I heard him speak, it was exciting for a number of reasons. First and foremost, I learned about this new method of change in the _____ that, for once, showed me, maybe, a way to interact with someone and to give, to share of a ________ in a way that wasn't _____ and didn't make me feel bad — that was ________. But more importantly, he told _______ about the poor that were different than any stories I had heard before. In fact, those individuals he ______ about who were poor was sort of a side note. He was talking about strong, smart, hardworking entrepreneurs who woke up every day and were doing things to make their lives and their family's lives better. All they needed to do that more quickly and to do it better was a little bit of capital. It was an amazing sort of insight for me.

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Thankfully, a few years ago, things shifted for me because I heard this gentleman speak, Dr. Muhammad Yunus. I know many in the room probably know exactly who he is, but to give the shorthand version for any who have not heard him speak, Dr. Yunus won the Nobel Peace Prize a few years ago for his work pioneering modern microfinance. When I heard him speak, it was three years before that. But basically, microfinance — if this is new to you as well — think of that as financial services for the poor. Think of all the things you get at your bank and imagine those products and services tailored to the needs of someone living on a few dollars a day. Dr. Yunus shared his story, explaining what that was, and what he had done with his Grameen Bank. He also talked about, in particular, microlending, which is a tiny loan that could help someone start or grow a business. Now, when I heard him speak, it was exciting for a number of reasons. First and foremost, I learned about this new method of change in the world that, for once, showed me, maybe, a way to interact with someone and to give, to share of a resource in a way that wasn't weird and didn't make me feel bad — that was exciting. But more importantly, he told stories about the poor that were different than any stories I had heard before. In fact, those individuals he talked about who were poor was sort of a side note. He was talking about strong, smart, hardworking entrepreneurs who woke up every day and were doing things to make their lives and their family's lives better. All they needed to do that more quickly and to do it better was a little bit of capital. It was an amazing sort of insight for me.

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