A Quote by Muhammad Yunus on poverty, institutions, and policies

The one message that we are trying to promote all the time, that poverty in the world is an artificial creation. It doesn't belong to human civilization, and we can change that, we can make people come out of poverty and have the real state of affairs. So the only thing we have to do is to redesign our institutions and policies, and there will be no people who will be suffering from poverty. So I would hope that this award will make this message heard many times, and in a kind of forceful way, so that people start believing that we can create a poverty-free world. That's what I would like to do.

Muhammad Yunus

Source: Nobel Peace Prize Interview with Muhammad Yunus after being awared the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize: http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/2006/yunus-telephone.html

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