In the Capitol Rotunda, before 750 well-wishers, congressional leaders agreed and endorsed the idea that we can make poverty history. They awarded Muhammad Yunus, the Bangladeshi Nobel Peace Prize laureate and winner of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, their highest honor, the Congressional Gold Medal.
Yunus is the banker to the poor who has proven that small loans to the neediest women for business projects, can help them provide food, clothing, shelter, education and healthcare for their children. His innovative social business projects are transforming misery into prosperity and well-being.
Make Poverty History is a worldwide movement. We can each do our part to make this a reality.
Ellen Kempler, Miami