Anti-poverty banker to star in The Simpsons

| July 27, 2010 | 0 Comments
Anti-poverty banker to star in the Simpsons

The Bangladeshi anti-poverty banker Muhammad Yunus is to feature in an episode of hit TV cartoon The Simpsons.

Yunus, whose pioneering work on micro-finance earned him the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006, will appear in the TV show as a cartoon version of himself.

The episode will focus on his micro-credit work in Bangladesh, which has helped to lift millions of people out of poverty.

His voice has already been recorded for the special episode, which will air in October.

Micro-credit involves lending small amounts of money to the poor so they can start a business to work their way out of poverty.

Yunus started his micro-lending business, Grameen Bank, in 1976 by lending $27 to a group of families in a village.

Grameen has since grown into a billion-dollar global venture, with eight million borrowers in Bangladesh alone.

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