Banker to the Poor is Muhammad Yunus's memoir of how he decided to change his life in order to help the world's poor. In it he traces the intellectual and spiritual journey that led him to fundamentally rethink the economic relationship between rich and poor, and the challenges he and his colleagues faced in founding Grameen. He also provides wise, hopeful guidance for anyone who would like to join him in "putting homelessness and destitution in a museum so that one day our children will visit it and ask how we could have allowed such a terrible thing to go on for so long". The definitive history of micro-credit direct from the man that conceived of it, Banker to the Poor is necessary and inspirational reading for anyone interested in economics, public policy, philanthropy, social history, and business.
|Publisher:||Blackstone Audio, Inc.|
|Edition description:||Unabridged, 1 MP3, 5 hrs. 30 min.|
|Product dimensions:||5.30(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This was a wonderful and inspiring book. It makes you believe that there are answers for the world problems. It also was very captivating. I don't read much nonfiction, but plan on reading more now. I would highly recommend this book to anyone. You can¿t complain about the world¿s problem if you aren¿t making an effort to change them. Here is a man that is changing the world.