Muhammad Yunus is a Bangladeshi economist and social entrepreneur. He is the founder of Grameen Bank, a microfinance organization that provides small loans to poor individuals, particularly women, in developing countries. He is widely considered the “father of microfinance.” He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006 for his work with Grameen Bank and his efforts to alleviate poverty through microfinance. Yunus has also been a vocal advocate for the use of microfinance as a tool for economic development and poverty reduction. He has written several books on microfinance and social business, including “Banker to the Poor” and “Creating a World Without Poverty.” He has also been honored with several other awards and honors for his work, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom from the United States and the Congressional Gold Medal from the U.S. Congress.