To Catch a Dollar: Muhammad Yunus Banks on America
Documentary, Biography, Drama
Released: January 2010 – USA
Director: Gayle Ferraro
Professor Muhammad Yunus' never wanted to be a banker and he certainly never imagined winning the Nobel Peace Prize. Yet his quest to help the working poor invest in themselves led to both. Known as the father of microcredit loans in Bangladesh, Yunus spent years developing the Grameen Bank, and in 1983 it became a fully licensed bank with a twist-it was owned by its borrowers-mainly poor women.
Whole Foods Market Santa Rosa and Coddingtown are proud to present this special showing of To Catch a Dollar: Muhammad Yunus Banks on America with 100% of proceeds from tickets sales, silent auction and raffle tickets going to the Whole Planet Foundation. Whole Planet Foundation was born out of Whole Foods Market’s desire to give something back to those who have helped us succeed, while focusing on the persistent problem of world poverty and hunger. The foundation was formed with the entrepreneurial spirit of Whole Foods Market in partnership with Professor Muhammad Yunus and Grameen Bank, co-recipients of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize.
Whole Planet Foundation’s mission is poverty alleviation through microcredit in communities around the world that supply Whole Foods Market stores with products. To date the Whole Planet Foundation has provided over 330,000 microloans to women entrepreneurs in 59 Countries including the USA; Funds Committed: $41,980,467; Repayment Rate: 97%; People Supported: 1,951,000.
Tickets, $15ea, for this film can be purchased at either Whole Foods Market Santa Rosa, 1181 Yulupa Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95405, 707-575-7915 or Whole Foods Market Coddingtown, 390 Coddingtown Mall, Santa Rosa, CA 95401, 707-542-7411 starting on Wednesday, March 5, 2014. Both stores are open from 8am – 9pm daily. Additional tickets will be available at the door, if not sold out. Included with your ticket purchase is a coupon for a Free Signature Sandwich at either Whole Foods Market Store.* Raffle tickets will be available for $5ea, 3 for $10, 10 for $20 at the door. A silent auction including items such as a Vitamix 7500 and other wonderful items will also be available at Summerfield Cinemas. Any questions, please call either store or contact: firstname.lastname@example.org  *Free with any purchase