9781586481988

Banker to the Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty

ISBN 10: 1586481983 / 1-58648-198-3
ISBN 13: 9781586481988
Publisher: Public Affairs
Publication Date: 2003
Binding: Softcover
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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.


Review:

"Muhammad Yunus's book is both provocative and inspiring....Students of Development Studies and Economics should remember to take it along with them (together with their mosquito repellent creams) when venturing out on their field trips."

Apratim Barua, Times Literary Supplement, 08/29/2003

 

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