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A NOTE FROM MUHAMMAD YUNUS

Microcredit is not about money. It's about dignity. It's about opening doors...At Grameen Bank, we think of credit as a human right. The myth that credit is the privilege of a few fortunate people needs to be exploded. Credit can equip a dispossessed person to fight the economic odds. With massive unemployment and limited resources in developing countries, there are strong arguments for credit based on sound economic reasons. Access to credit must be a central part of any serious attack on poverty.

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Patricia Johnson, December 9, 2006 (view all comments by Patricia Johnson)
This book shone a powerful light on the skeptic in me. I cannot stop thinking about it or talking about it. Like every beauty pageant contestant, I now believe that the power to eliminate world hunger is within our grasp. Yunus's ideas about social conscience rather than greed driving a capitalist society are so bright-eyed and infectious that you can?t help but feel hopeful. I would almost be able to write him off as naive if his ideas hadn?t proved to be amazingly successful. What he has accomplished is ground breaking, yet feels so simple and right that after reading this book I wanted to jump in and help. This book gives the term ?poverty? a real weight and gives a reader the feeling that a solution is not as complicated as they may have believed.
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The Nobel Prize for Peace has just been awarded to the author of this great, wonderful book.
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ISBN:
9781586481988
Author:
Yunus, Muhammad
Publisher:
PublicAffairs
Subject:
General
Subject:
Business
Subject:
History
Subject:
Banks & Banking
Subject:
Rural poor
Subject:
Development - Economic Development
Subject:
Economics - General
Subject:
Yunus, Muhammad
Subject:
Grameen Bank - History
Subject:
Biography/Business
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Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20031031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
312
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 12.4 oz

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Product details 312 pages PublicAffairs - English 9781586481988 Reviews:
"Review" by , "The Grameen Bank's record is illuminating and inspiring. This is an aid program that works."
"Review" by , "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."
"Review" by , "[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."
"Review" by , "Muhammad Yunus's book is both provocative and inspiring....Students of Development Studies and Economics should remember to take it along with them (together with their mosquito repellent creams) when venturing out on their field trips."
"Review" by , "[Yunus'] incredible story is told in a simple, straightforward manner; no need to understand complicated economic theory to appreciate this book."
"Synopsis" by , 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.
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