Congrats to Muhammad Yunus and Grameen Bank on winning the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize.  The award was given,

…for their efforts to create economic and social development from below. Lasting peace can not be achieved unless large population groups find ways in which to break out of poverty. Micro-credit is one such means. Development from below also serves to advance democracy and human rights.

… Micro-credit has proved to be an important liberating force in societies where women in particular have to struggle against repressive social and economic conditions.

It’s always nice to see recognition given to people who deserve it – who have made a tremendous difference in the lives of over 4 million people.  It’ll be a tough act to follow.

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