Women’s microcredit loans are being threatened.
The Grameen Bank has enabled millions of women to lift themselves out of poverty by giving them microcredit loans to start small businesses. The Foundation for Women has molded its own microcredit program based on the inspiring Grameen Bank model. But Bangladesh's Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina, has fired its Nobel Prize winning founder Muhammad Yunus and now wants to seize control of the bank, all to silence a political rival. This takeover could break the bank and destroy the hope of millions.
As global citizens, we urge you to stop the government takeover of Grameen Bank, starting with reversing the Grameen Bank Ordinance amendment that allows the government to bypass the people-elected board and handpick who runs the bank.
Here’s what you can do:
Please sign the petition attached to the link below at AVAAZ.org When 1 million people have signed, Avaaz will create a deafening media firestorm in Bangladesh and around the world to end this revengeful attack.
Act Now! Go to AVAAZ.org to sign the petition.