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Muhammad Yunus
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Mohammad Yunus

Yunus is the author and the main character of the book. He grows up in the city of Chittagong, the son of a local jeweler. The family lives in quarters above the jewelry shop. Yunus develops his compassion for and interest in the poor from his mother who always puts money away for poor relatives. He attends the Lamar Bazar Free Primary School as a child. He attends high school and receives a monthly stipend by winning the Competitive Scholarship Examination. After high school he attends Chittagong College in Chittagong. At the age of twenty-one he is offered a teaching post in economics, which he holds from 1961 to 1965. He also establishes a successful packaging and printing business at this time and in 1965 receives a Fulbright scholarship to study for a Ph.D. in the United States and attends the University of Colorado for a summer of...

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