Above: Promotional image of documentary film, "Bonsai People: The Vision Of Muhammad Yunus"
To some, it sounds impossible. But Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus is doing exactly that. "Bonsai People" celebrates Yunus’ extraordinary humanitarian work, which started when he simply lent $27 to 42 people out of his own pocket.
As the founder of Grameen Bank, 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.
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. Bonsai People offers a glimpse into his visionary work. "Bonsai People" is an emotionally compelling documentary film that explores the work and vision of Nobel Peace Price winner Muhammad Yunus.
Free to the public. Seating is limited to chairs in room ONLY.
Location: Encinitas Library Community Room (760) 753-7376, 540 Cornish Dr. Encinitas Google Maps Additional parking available at City Hall.