What if you could harness the power of the free market to solve the problems of poverty, hunger, and inequality?
As the founder of Grameen Bank, Muhammad Yunus pioneered microcredit, the innovative banking program that provides poor people – mainly women – with small loans they use to launch businesses and lift their families out of poverty. In the past thirty years, microcredit has spread to every continent and benefited over 100 million families. His Grameen Bank currently lends to one out of every 1,000 people on earth and with a 98% rate of return – unheard of in the financial world.
But Muhammad Yunus didn’t stop there. Now, Yunus goes beyond microcredit to pioneer the idea of social business – a completely new way to use the creative vibrancy of business to tackle social problems from poverty and pollution to inadequate health care and lack of education. Bonsai People shows how Yunus – in partnership with some of the world’s most visionary businesses – is launching purposely designed social ventures.
Vegetarian food is available from 7pm (starters and desserts £3, mains £6) film 8pm.
Followed by a friendly discussion around the theme of the film in a 'world cafe' setting