Banker to the Poor

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  • Copyright: 2003-10-16
  • Publisher: PublicAffairs

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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 the classic text for a growing movement

Author Biography

Muhammad Yunus was born in 1940 in Chittagong, a seaport in Bangladesh. The third of fourteen children, five of whom died in infancy, he was educated at Dhaka University and was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to study economics at Vanderbilt University. In 1972 he became the head of the economics department at Chittagong University. He is the founder and managing director of the Grameen Bank.

Table of Contents

Number 20 Boxirbat Road, Chittagongp. 1
A Bengali in Americap. 13
Back in Chittagongp. 31
The Stool Makers of Jobra Villagep. 43
A Pilot Project Is Bornp. 59
Expanding Beyond Jobra into Tangailp. 85
A Bank for the Poor Is Bornp. 115
Growth and Chllenges for the Bank for the Poor, 1984-1990p. 131
Applications in Other Poor Countriesp. 153
Applications in the United States and Other Wealthy Countriesp. 173
Grameen in the Ninetiesp. 193
Beyond Micro-credit: A New World of Grameen Enterprisesp. 213
Grameen Bank IIp. 233
The Futurep. 245
For Further Informationp. 263
Indexp. 265
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