CNN PRODUCER NOTE marcusharun told me, 'As a recipient of President Obama's Medal of Freedom, a Congressional Gold Medal, and a Nobel Prize, Muhammad Yunus was surprisingly very down to earth. He's very friendly and kind, which comes as no surprise for someone who has dedicated his life to improving others' lives. He gave very inspirational messages to young people, including that we are the most powerful generation ever, due to our technology. In a country like Bangladesh that has so many challenges, it is very interesting to see that social businesses could be created to take on issues as big a child hunger. I was fascinated by his take on charity. Charity donations can help someone buy food for a week. But a small business loan is even better than charity, because a homeless person could use the loan to start a small family business and support the family for life. Best of all, when that loan is repaid, it can be loaned to another person in the future and help another family.'
- hhanks, CNN iReport producer