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Microfinance Meets "The Simpsons" Print
Professor Yunus as a Simpsons characterWatch "The Simpsons" on Sunday, Oct. 3, as Lisa teams up with microfinance pioneer Muhammad, founder of the Grameen Bank and 2006 Nobel Peace Laureate, to teach Springfield an important lesson about financial success and social good. Professor Yunus makes a special guest appearance as himself -- mark your calendar and tell your friends!

The Simpsons
October 3, 2010
8:00-8:30 p.m. ET/PT
7:00-7:30 CT

Yeardley Smith, voice of Lisa Simpson, was drawn to microfinance after watching Muhammad on "Oprah" a few months after he and the Grameen Bank won the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize. Since then, she has become a passionate advocate and a strong supporter of Grameen Foundation. She visited with microfinance clients in Haiti just months before the deadly earthquake as well as after, and more recently met with Professor Yunus and borrowers in Bangladesh.

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