One hundred and twenty thousand entrepreneurial mothers and women in Indonesia join us in congratulating you for the greatest achievement - The 2006 Nobel Prize. No doubt that it is a well deserved recognition for your outstanding and holistic dedication to speed up eradication of poverty in Bangladesh. And the good news is that your model works well, right here in Indonesia too.
Allow us to share our joy with you too. We have, for the last 7 years adopted your value system and technical applications similar to your Grameen Bank approach and it has worked splendidly.
Initially, we simply formed a community club consisting of a few people who had a shared vision. It grew exponentially; we can no longer treat this endeavor as a complimentary undertaking because it has become viable and profitable work. In fact, it worked so well that the government of Indonesia requested us to form a formal community saving bank.
We are grateful, that the world now is beginning to recognize that the poor are genuine and viable partners and entrepreneurs for development. This is the key message you are sending to the entire mankind and business community worldwide.
It is said that goodness is the only investment which never fails. Much as in our country, you have given enlightenment in a society of little economic development, universal poverty. You survive and excel by promoting human decency; it is the best strategy because it is the greatest wealth of all. Dr. Yunus, life is truly known only to those who suffer, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat. You and your entire team within Grameen Bank have shown the world that a good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly, to do well. There are millions of people who still need your wisdom and guidance. We are honored, proud and privileged to know, share, and learn from you and are eager to take part in your noble journey towards prosperity.
God Bless you and keep up the faith.
Theodore P Rachmat
Palgunadi T Setyawan
Ir. B. Subianto
email@example.com From all of us at Parasahabat Foundation (YDBP)
Grameen Replicator in Indonesia Founders