Weekly Roundup

Our latest weekly roundup covers Grameen America Board Chair Muhammad Yunus' definition of success, and his reasoning behind lending microloans to women. Also, after 50 years in the war on poverty, women continue to struggle to make ends meet.

  • Dr. Katharine Esty poses the question "Why Women?" to Professor Yunus. Her article reveals 5 reasons why Professor Yunus focuses on providing microloans to womenRead Professor Yunus' response here.
  • Fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson envisioned the Great Society and called for a War on Poverty. Today more than 100 million Americans either live near the brink of poverty or churn in and out of it, and nearly 70 percent of these Americans are women and children. Read The Female Face of Poverty here.