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Banker To The Poor

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Banker To The Poor

The Story of The Grameen Bank

By Muhammad Yunus With Alias Jolis

With a Foreword by HRH The Prince Of Walves

Muhammad Yunus, winner of the Noble Peace Prize in 2006, set up the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh to lend tiny sums to the poorest of the poor, who were shunned by ordinary banks. The money would enable them to set up the smallest village enterprise and pull themselves out of poverty.

Today’s Yunus’s system of ‘micro-credit’ is practiced in some sixty countries, and his Grameen bank is a billion-pound business acknowledge by world leaders and the world bank as a fundamental weapon in the fight against poverty.

This book is Yunus’s own enthralling story: of how Bangladesh’s terrible 1974 famine underlined the need to enable its victims to grow more food; of overcoming scepticism in many governments and in traditional economic thinking; and of how micro-credit was extended into credit unions in the west.

Reviews:

‘The story of an extraordinary achievement’----- Doris Lessing

‘An amazing account of the way in which one man with a vision and the right values can turn the established order on its ear’---- John Elkinton, Guardian



Packing Weight 0.5 kg
ISBN 9780143102920
Author Banker To The Poor
Publisher Penguin books
Language English
Page count 313
Book Format Paperback Book

Categories: Classics

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