Save the world's best bank
To Prime Minister Hasina and foreign aid donors to Bangladesh:
Over the past three decades, Grameen has empowered millions of women and families in Bangladesh to break the shackles of poverty and inspired the birth of a worldwide microfinance revolution. You have the power to keep that hope alive. As global citizens, we urge you to stop the government takeover of Grameen Bank, starting with pressing for the reversal of the amendment to the Grameen Bank Ordinance that would allow the government to bypass the people-elected board and handpick Dr. Yunus' successor.
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Grameen Bank and its inspiring founder Muhammad Yunus invented microcredit -- giving tiny loans to women in poverty so they can build their own small businesses. It’s been phenomenally successful, and they’ve built the best bank ever -- actually owned by the women it lends to! But now Bangladesh's scandal-ridden, corrupt government has fired Yunus and is trying to take over Grameen.
Prime Minister Hasina sees Dr. Yunus as a political rival and is punishing him for it, even intimidating people who are speaking up against this injustice! But if the global community stands with the people of Bangladesh now, they’ll have the strength to fight back. Sign the urgent petition to PM Hasina and her international allies and share it with everyone. Our massive outcry will shame Bangladesh’s government, press our governments that give aid to act to protect Grameen and raise the profile of a growing movement within the country.