In the way of “teaching a man to fish,” Muhammad Yunus has spent much of his life tackling the problem of poverty with socially-focused economics. Muhammad Yunus is recognized as a moral hero for stepping out of the academic safety zone into the famine and impoverished world around him. His pioneering vision of microcredit and innovative economic effort on behalf of the poor has improved the conditions of countless villagers and families throughout the region.
Jeannette Pickering Rankin is a great example of someone who bravely stands up for their beliefs despite what the majority thinks. Before she became the first woman to become a member of the U.S. Congress, Jeanette placed herself in situations where she would learn about the difficulties faced by those who were poor and second-class in the United States.