In 2007, I had the opportunity to participate in a short internship with Grameen Bank in Bangladesh. Grameen Bank and its founder, Dr. Muhammad Yunus, had just won the Nobel Peace Prize for microfinance–the process of giving tiny loans to the poor to lift themselves out of poverty.
The experience was amazing and I filmed a short documentary, Moving the Mountain of Poverty, along the way. After that summer, Dr. Yunus visited Pepperdine Law to speak. Along with two peers, I was invited to ask Dr. Yunus a couple questions on stage.
In this segment of the Global Justice Leadership Series, I splice in footage from that talk where I ask 1) how the law impacts microfinance and 2) what’s beyond microfinance for tools to alleviate poverty.
If you want to watch the entire 1 hour talk, you can view it on YouTube.