As Prof. Yunus says in a statement released last Friday:
“The decision of the government would destroy this well known bank for the poor, the bank that has made the country proud. I urge our fellow countrymen to come forward and save this successful national enterprise owned by the poor women. I am also urging the poor owners of Grameen Bank to appeal to the government and the citizen to come forward to help them safeguard their rightful ownership of the Bank.”
You, too, can provide your support. As the Grameen Foundation asks in the appeal on its blog, please sign the petition to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to urge her to reiterate the U.S. stance on continued ownership of the Bank by its borrowers. We also urge you to sign the Change.org petition by Microcredit Summit Campaign (MSC) to Prime Minister Hasina asking her to reverse her decision.
This action represents a threat not only to the poor women of Bangladesh, but to the economic democracy that Fonkoze and our partners are striving for around the globe. Let your voice be heard — act now.