yunus

“Banker to the Poor”

Professor Muhammad Yunus established the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh in 1983, fueled by the belief that credit is a fundamental human right. His objective was to help poor people escape from poverty by providing loans on terms suitable to them and by teaching them a few sound financial principles so they could help themselves.

From Dr. Yunus’ personal loan of small amounts of money to destitute basketweavers in Bangladesh in the mid-70s, the Grameen Bank has advanced to the forefront of a burgeoning world movement toward eradicating poverty through microlending. Replicas of the Grameen Bank model operate in more than 100 countries worldwide.

Born in 1940 in the seaport city of Chittagong, Professor Yunus studied at Dhaka University in Bangladesh, then received a Fulbright scholarship to study economics at Vanderbilt University. He received his Ph.D. in economics from Vanderbilt in 1969 and the following year became an assistant professor of economics at Middle Tennessee State University. Returning to Bangladesh, Yunus headed the economics department at Chittagong University.

From 1993 to 1995, Professor Yunus was a member of the International Advisory Group for the Fourth World Conference on Women, a post to which he was appointed by the UN secretary general. He has served on the Global Commission of Women’s Health, the Advisory Council for Sustainable Economic Development and the UN Expert Group on Women and Finance.

Professor Yunus is the recipient of numerous international awards for his ideas and endeavors, including the Mohamed Shabdeen Award for Science (1993), Sri Lanka; Humanitarian Award (1993), CARE, USA; World Food Prize (1994), World Food Prize Foundation, USA; lndependence Day Award (1987), Bangladesh’s highest award; King Hussein Humanitarian Leadership Award (2000), King Hussien Foundation, Jordan; Volvo Environment Prize (2003), Volvo Environment Prize Foundation, Sweden; Nikkei Asia Prize for Regional Growth (2004), Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Japan; Franklin D. Roosevelt Freedom Award (2006), Roosevelt Institute of The Netherlands; and the Seoul Peace Prize (2006), Seoul Peace Prize Cultural Foundation, Seoul, Korea. He is a member of the board of the United Nations Foundation.

From Les Prix Nobel. The Nobel Prizes 2006, Editor Karl Grandin, [Nobel Foundation], Stockholm, 2007

This autobiography/biography was written at the time of the award and later published in the book series Les Prix Nobel/Nobel Lectures. The information is sometimes updated with an addendum submitted by the Laureate.

Copyright © The Nobel Foundation 2006

http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/2006/yunus-bio.html#

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Dan Saya pun Ber “Nazar”…

Telah hampir seperempat abad, nikmat umur, keluarga, sahabat dan kesempatan yang tak terhingga telah dianugerahkan Tuhan, sudah tidak ada lagi kata-kata tidak terlambat untuk belajar dan menemukan jawaban-jawaban yang mudah atas semua dinamika persolan dalam keseharian ini.
Kini saatnya untuk memilih jalan yang tepat, bangkit dan keluar dari “gua” ini… cukup sudah untuk “bayang-bayang“, cukup sudah untuk konsekuensi-konsekuensi non logis…. hirarki realitas, dan lihat lah bagaimana “si terlepas” ini akan berhadapan dengan status quo, “Disanalah” dunia yang sesungguhnya wahai manusia dewasa!, dan sudah sepantasnya kini kebutuhan untuk sekedar berbagi dengan diri sendiri pun rasanya sudah tidak senyaman dulu lagi, diri ini hanyalah seorang “manusia biasa” dalam sifat-sifat pembelajaran yang serba terbatas.
Ada keinginan berbagi, bermasyarakat dan “berkeluarga”“Yes, your time has come”

Lalu kemudian timbul pertanyaan di dalam diri, bagaimana menyelesaikan apa yang telah saya mulai ini ?

dan Saya pun ber “Nazar”…



( lin lagi tertawa kecil, hehe… Linney said: yeah, u can do that,of course… yeah rite…)




(lin lagi serius, she said: hmmm… let me ask you a cup of tea, shall we? )

Tidak ada alasan negatif yang saya tangkap dari berbagai macam usaha-usaha keras dan masalah yang timbul dalam “pencapaian” ini, Walau terkesan “setengah-setengah”, tetapi setengah mati pun saya terus mengejar impian ini, dan jangan sampai ada kata menyerah.




(lin lagi mengagumi seseorang, she said: hmmm… how lucky to have your time ...)





( lin lagi bersabar dan mencoba tetap tersenyum, she said: okay,okay let’s finish one by one… :p )

Hidup tanpa jeda!, kuliah reguler (walau harus kucing-kucingan sama Tuan Crab, he :p) dan full time bekerja di salah satu media lokal (yang mana 24 jam harus stand by), ditambah urusan-urusan belajar investasi yg lumayan menyita waktu ini. Semua ini HARUS MAU TIDAK MAU dijalani demi pencapaian, Selesai S1, mendapatkan certificate CCNA dan bermimpi menjadi seorang Network Engineer yang profesional tentunya, hingga akhirnya kalau ada kesempatan meneruskan study di Oversea, lalu, lalu, dan lalu… Menikah tentunya …


(lin lagi mau marah tapi agak sedikit ditahan,karena mau ketawa, she said: you’ve made me angry and at once smiling, hmmmm….)

Ada perasaan yang aneh, ketika kita dihadapkan pada pencapaian usaha-usaha terakhir, menuju suatu pembuktian, apapun itu… di mana, hasil pembuktian akan rencana-rencana itu pun telah kita rancang sedemikian rupa di tahun-tahun belakang, hmmm… kita pun menjadi semakin terpacu, menjadi on fire lah  gtu … :p



( lin lagi agak sedikit kecewa, she said: I will never forget it, you’ll be sorry !!!)

menjadi siap untuk terbang, semakin tinggi … semakin tinggi :) wuuuuuuu…… yeah …

(lin lagi agak sedikit somse, :p she said: if you want to have dinner with me, try to see yourself !!! hehe)

Note:
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Kenapa saya insert foto sang Laura Linney ?


(Seperti kata John C. Maxwell : Jika Anda ingin tetap fokus dengan mengabaikan hal-hal kecil, maka Anda harus terus mempunyai perasaan semangat yang terus ada, karena ini penting, apabila ditengah jalan Anda kemudian menghadapi titik-titik terendah dalam hidup Anda, saya tidak tahu bagaimana caranya, namun Anda harus mencari motivasi itu, bagaimanapun caranya !!!)


( lin lagi agak sedikit gugup, :p she said: yes, this is me.. please accept my hospitality :) )



(ini linney lagi bener-bener gugup, :p she said: Thank you :) I did not expect him how I shine )

hehe, jujur saya memang agak nge-fans sama actress yang satu ini, selain smart, anggun, dan ekspresi wajahnya itu, he :p menenangkan …, adeeemmm ayem kayak peyem… :p hehe… bolehlah untuk sekedar-men-sugesti diri… ;p






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i saw you …

How lucky to be young, but lost in expression

or I’m just a man who’s usually unable to stop the time.

I’m sitting here alone, with no conclusion … which part should I take … with an old pen, freeze on a pieces of paper.
I draw you, but an art can’t find you any longer, even a scratch of masterpiece… it seems I’ve lost my light on earth…

She” don’t know …”She” don’t … !
All I have to do now, is to show you, what for I’ve got through to this journey, and You’ll see me, yes we will meet again sooner or later.

keep praying for me, and I’ll show you, what it means to start and then finish this, then I’ll run straight to you … I promised.


Constantine I’m fell in love with you …. :)


(Rush hour in Istanbul)

(Birdman of Istanbul)



(Constantinopel and Blue Mosque)


(Feel free, Ayeee)



(The City)



(The landscape )





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