Banker to the Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty (2003. Corr. 2nd Printing)

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$19.99  $18.59
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PublicAffairs
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Pages
312
Dimensions
5.55 X 0.86 X 8.22 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781586481988

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About the Author

Muhammad Yunus is the founder of Grameen Bank and more than fifty other companies in Bangladesh. He is widely known as both the father of microcredit and of the social business movement. In 2006, Professor Yunus and Grameen Bank were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. He is one of only seven individuals to have received the Nobel Peace Prize, the United States Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the United States Congressional Gold Medal. Yunus is the recipient of fifty-five honorary degrees from universities in twenty countries, and has received 112 awards from twenty-six countries, including state honors from ten countries.

Reviews

"By giving poor people the power to help themselves, Dr. Yunus has offered them something far more valuable than a plate of food - security in its most fundamental form."--President Jimmy Carter
"[Yunus's] ideas have already had a great impact on the Third World, and ... hearing his appeal for a 'poverty-free world' from the source itself can be as stirring as that all-American myth of bootstrap success."--Washington Post
"I only wish every nation shared Dr. Yunus's and the Grameen Bank's appreciation of the vital role that women play in the economic, social, and political life of our societies."--Hillary Clinton
"Muhammad Yunus is a practical visionary who has improved the lives of millions of people in his native Bangladesh and elsewhere in the world. Banker to the Poor [is] well-reasoned yet passionate."--Los Angeles Times
"A fascinating and compelling account by someone who decided to make a difference, and did."--CHOICE