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Banker to the poor : micro-lending and the battle against world poverty

Author: Muhammad Yunus; Alan Jolis
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Named Person: Muhammad Yunus; Muhammad Yunus
Material Type: Biography, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Muhammad Yunus; Alan Jolis
OCLC Number: 192024893
Notes: Originally published: New York : PublicAffairs, c2003.
Description: Sound disc : digital mono. ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Introduction --
Number 20 Boxirbat Road, Chittagong --
Bengali in America --
Back in Chittangong --
Stool makers of Jobra Village --
Pilot project is born --
Expanding beyond Jobra into Tangail --
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 --
Future.
Responsibility: Muhammad Yunus with Alan Jolis.

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Winner of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize This autobiography of the world-renowned, visionary economist who came up with a simple but revolutionary solution to end world poverty--micro-credit--has become  Read more...

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