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The Price of a Dream: The Story of the Grameen Bank

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This book is the compelling story of the Grameen Bank, one of the most successful development organizations in the world. Founded by Muhammad Yunus in Bangladesh in 1976, the Grameen Bank has extended small loans for self-employment to more than two million women villagers and has helped lift hundreds of thousands out of poverty. The Grameen Bank's "trickle up" approach has inspired the creation of hundreds of "micro-credit" programs around the world and helped to reshape international development policy.

"If there is one man who has achieved stardom of sorts at the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women [September 1995], it is [Muhammad Yunus] who wandered into a desperately poor village . . . and got an idea that is changing the face of banking."—New York Times

Synopsis:

This book is the compelling story of the Grameen Bank, one of the most successful development organizations in the world. Founded by Muhammad Yunus in Bangladesh in 1976, the Grameen Bank has extended small loans for self-employment to more than two million women villagers and has helped lift hundreds of thousands out of poverty. The Grameen Bank's "trickle up" approach has inspired the creation of hundreds of "micro-credit" programs around the world and helped to reshape international development policy.

"If there is one man who has achieved stardom of sorts at the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women [September 1995], it is [Muhammad Yunus] who wandered into a desperately poor village . . . and got an idea that is changing the face of banking."—New York Times

Description:

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Table of Contents

Prologue: This Business of Bangles

Introduction

Part I - The Idea

1. Fairy Tales

2. 856 Takas

3. Social Collateral

4. It Cannot Be Done

5. He Found You Under a Tree?

6. If You Want to Convince Us

Part II - The Villagers

7. Water Upon Land

8. It's All on Trust

9. Stirring the Money

10. Sabina Yasmin

11. The Center Meeting

12. It's Their Problem

13. Can You Walk Far?

14. A Petticoat

Part III - The Organization

15. We Don't Want Windows

16. Independence

17. A New Culture

18. A Natural and Better Fighter

19. If a Big Dam Breaks

20. This Is Her Factory

21. A Conversation

22. Peace of Mind

23. It Was Like a Fish Market

24. Little Checks and Big Checks

Part IV - The System

25. Laying the Foundation

26. I'm Not a Woman Anymore

27. The Logic of Grameen

28. Begum Rokeya

29. The Death of Ali Haider

30. Don't Think of These Things?

31. The Wisdom in Smallness

32. Armed with Information

Part V - The World

33. Credit as a Human Right

34. How Can You Go On with a Situation Like This?

35. An Expensive Way to Transfer Technology

36. A Risk Taker

37. A Great Strategizer

38. An Intensive Care Unit

39. Two Cyclones

40. If I Had to Become a Businesswoman

41. Oirashi's Final House

Part VI - The Future

42. The Golden Boat

43. One Thousand Doctors

44. The Luck of Manijira

45. An Infinite Amount of Work

46. She Turned Her Face to the Light

47. Struck by Lightning

48. The Price of the American Dream

49. Sociall Conscious Capitalism

50. Everywhere You Look

Interest

Acknowledgments

Author's Note

Afterword

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226066448
Subtitle:
The Story of the Grameen Bank
Author:
Bornstein, David
Publisher:
University Of Chicago Press
Location:
Chicago, Ill. :
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Middle East
Subject:
Banks & Banking
Subject:
Asia
Subject:
Economic Conditions
Subject:
Middle East - General
Subject:
Banks and banking
Subject:
Rural poor
Subject:
Grameen Bank
Subject:
Women -- Bangladesh -- Economic conditions.
Subject:
Rural poor -- Bangladesh -- Economic conditions.
Subject:
Public Policy - Social Services & Welfare
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
19971108
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
28 halftones, 1 map
Pages:
370
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.25 in
Age Level:
07-07

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This book is the compelling story of the Grameen Bank, one of the most successful development organizations in the world. Founded by Muhammad Yunus in Bangladesh in 1976, the Grameen Bank has extended small loans for self-employment to more than two million women villagers and has helped lift hundreds of thousands out of poverty. The Grameen Bank's "trickle up" approach has inspired the creation of hundreds of "micro-credit" programs around the world and helped to reshape international development policy.

"If there is one man who has achieved stardom of sorts at the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women [September 1995], it is [Muhammad Yunus] who wandered into a desperately poor village . . . and got an idea that is changing the face of banking."—New York Times

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