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The Resource Banker to the poor : micro-lending and the battle against world poverty, Muhammad Yunus with Alan Jolis

Banker to the poor : micro-lending and the battle against world poverty, Muhammad Yunus with Alan Jolis

Label
Banker to the poor : micro-lending and the battle against world poverty
Title
Banker to the poor
Title remainder
micro-lending and the battle against world poverty
Statement of responsibility
Muhammad Yunus with Alan Jolis
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Muhammad Yunus is that rare thing: a bona fide visionary. His dream is the total eradication of poverty from the world. In 1983, against the advice of banking and government officials, Yunus established Grameen, a bank devoted to providing the poorest of Bangladesh with minuscule loans. Grameen Bank, based on the belief that credit is a basic human right, not the privilege of a fortunate few, now provides over 2.5 billion dollars of micro-loans to more than two million families in rural Bangladesh. Ninety-four percent of Yunus's clients are women, and repayment rates are near 100 percent. Around the world, micro-lending programs inspired by Grameen are blossoming, with more than three hundred programs established in the United States alone. Banker to the Poor is Muhammad Yunus's memoir of how he decided to change his life in order to help the world's poor. In it he traces the intellectual and spiritual journey that led him to fundamentally rethink the economic relationship between rich and poor, and the challenges he and his colleagues faced in founding Grameen. He also provides wise, hopeful guidance for anyone who would like to join him in "putting homelessness and destitution in a museum so that one day our children will visit it and ask how we could have allowed such a terrible thing to go on for so long." The definitive history of micro-credit direct from the man that conceived of it, Banker to the Poor is necessary and inspirational reading for anyone interested in economics, public policy, philanthropy, social history, and business. Muhammad Yunus was born in Bangladesh and earned his Ph.D. in economics in the United States at Vanderbilt University, where he was deeply influenced by the civil rights movement. He still lives in Bangladesh, and travels widely around the world on behalf of Grameen Bank and the concept of micro-credit."--Publisher's website
Awards note
2006 Nobel Peace Prize: Muhammad Yunus and Grameen Bank.
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
IBI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Yunus, Muhammad
Dewey number
332.1/095492
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HG3290.6.A6
LC item number
Y86 2007
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Jolis, Alan
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Yunus, Muhammad
  • Grameen Bank
  • Bankers
  • Social reformers
  • Microfinance
  • Rural poor
Label
Banker to the poor : micro-lending and the battle against world poverty, Muhammad Yunus with Alan Jolis
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Publication
Note
  • Reprint. Originally published: 1999
  • Includes index
Contents
Number 20 Boxirbat Road, Chittagong -- A Bengali in America -- Back in Chittangong -- The stool makers of Jobra Village -- A pilot project is born -- Expanding beyond Jobra into Tangail -- A bank for the poor is born -- Growth and challenges for the bank for the poor, 1984-1990 -- Applications in other poor countries -- Applications in the United States and other wealthy countries -- Grameen in the nineties -- Beyond micro-credit: a new world of Grameen enterprises -- Grameen Bank II -- The future -- A preview of creating a world without poverty
Control code
ocn191492560
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
ix, 289 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781586481988
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2009291910
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)191492560
Label
Banker to the poor : micro-lending and the battle against world poverty, Muhammad Yunus with Alan Jolis
Link
Publication
Note
  • Reprint. Originally published: 1999
  • Includes index
Contents
Number 20 Boxirbat Road, Chittagong -- A Bengali in America -- Back in Chittangong -- The stool makers of Jobra Village -- A pilot project is born -- Expanding beyond Jobra into Tangail -- A bank for the poor is born -- Growth and challenges for the bank for the poor, 1984-1990 -- Applications in other poor countries -- Applications in the United States and other wealthy countries -- Grameen in the nineties -- Beyond micro-credit: a new world of Grameen enterprises -- Grameen Bank II -- The future -- A preview of creating a world without poverty
Control code
ocn191492560
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
ix, 289 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781586481988
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2009291910
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)191492560

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