Banker to the Poor: The Autobiography of Muhammad Yunus, Founder of Grameen Bank

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This book is an autobiographical account of the founder of the Grameen Bank, Muhammad Yunus. This work is a fundamental rethinking of the economic relationship between the rich and the poor, as well as their rights and obligations.
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This book is an autobiographical account of the founder of the Grameen Bank, Muhammad Yunus. This work is a fundamental rethinking of the economic relationship between the rich and the poor, as well as their rights and obligations.
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"Not only does he possess a teacher's ability of explaining the most complex of situations in a simple manner, his enthusiasm and strong convictions are also compelling."--The Herald (UK)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195795370
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2001
  • Pages: 334
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.44 (h) x 1.01 (d)

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Muhammad Yunus
Muhammad Yunus

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.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Author's Preface
1 Jobra Village: from Textbook to Reality 3
2 The World Bank, Washington, DC, November 1993 13
3 20 Boxirhat Road, Chittagong 27
4 Through the Viewfinder: Boyhood Passions 34
5 Campus Years in the US, 1965-72 39
6 Marriage and the War of Liberation, 1967-71 46
7 Chittagong University, 1972-74 58
8 Farming: the Three-Share Farm Experiment, 1974-76 64
9 Banking: Climbing the Prison Walls of Collateral 1976 73
10 Why Lend to Women rather than to Men? 87
11 Reaching Women Borrowers 93
12 Women Bank Workers 99
13 The Delivery System: the Mechanics of Joining 104
14 The Repayment Mechanism: the World Upside Down 110
15 A Comparison with Conventional Banks 118
16 Grameen as an Experimental Branch of the Agricultural Bank, 1977-79 123
17 Eid-Ul Fitr, 1977 129
18 Taking our Time at the Start, 1979-83 137
19 Against the Mind-Set 148
20 Natural Disasters: Our Other Enemies 156
21 Training Grameen Staff 160
22 Birth of Grameen as a Separate Corporate Entity, 1982-83 168
23 Full Independence of the Bank, 1985-90 176
24 International Replications 181
25 The US Urban Experience 195
26 The US Rural Experience 201
27 Discovering Economics: the Social Consciousness-Driven Free Market 213
28 Self-Employment 222
29 What Role for Educating and Training the Poor? 225
30 On the Population Problem 230
31 Poverty: the Missing Issue in Economics 233
32 The Housing Loans: a Great Success Story 240
33 Health and Retirement 243
34 Grameen Check: Weavers are Back in Fashion 247
35 Grameen Fisheries Foundation 252
36 GrameenPhone: Technology for the Poor 259
37 The Grameen Trust: the People's Fund 264
38 A World That Will Assist the Poorest 271
39 World Micro-Credit Summit: to Reach 100 million by the Year 2005 276
40 A Poverty-Free World: How and When? 282
41 What Would it be Like? 287
App. I: A Look at the Balance Sheet 291
App. II Analysis of Some of the Most Popular Grameen Loans 299
App. III The Grameen Family of Companies 303
How to Contact the Grameen Bank 305
Index 307
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