If I Had A Water Buffalo: How To Microfinance Sustainable Futures

If I Had A Water Buffalo: How To Microfinance Sustainable Futures

by Marilyn A. Fitzgerald

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ISBN-13: 9781614485285
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
Publication date: 08/01/2013
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Marilyn A. Fitzgerald, Ph.D., is first and foremost a compassionate individual drawn to the needs of the less fortunate across the globe. As a result of her extensive fieldwork and research at the grassroots’ level of economic and community development, she has become a highly sought speaker, radio guest, and expert consultant in the areas of sustainability, stakeholder negotiations, microfinance and evaluation of project outcome maximization. Dr. Fitzgerald is a clinical psychologist in private practice and has also earned an MBA and president of Common Ground Solutions, LLC. consulting with various organizations.

Table of Contents

Foreword Professor Muhammad Yunus ix

Acknowledgments xi

Prologue xv

Part I Led by the Heart; Doing Without Understanding 1

1 Focusing on Education and Nutrition 5

2 Funding a Water Buffalo 21

3 The Compass Swings, The Lessons Continue 39

4 A Negotiated Agreement 57

Part II From the Field to The Classroom and Back Again 67

5 Humanitarian Aid and Conflict-An Oxympron No More 71

6 Searching For Answers 79

7 Returning to the Field- As an Observer 89

8 Findings and Discoveries 101

Part III Lessons Learned, Lessons Shared 107

9 Sustainability-To Know It Is to Love It 111

10 Relationship Building 117

11 Negotiation 123

12 Project Management-A Road Map to Success 131

13 Hope For a Sustainable Future 139

Epilogue 155

Appendix: Research Projects 159

References 187

Index 193

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