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

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

by David Bornstein
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The Price of a Dream: The Story of the Grameen Bank by David Bornstein

The Price of a Dream tells the remarkable story of the Grameen Bank, the groundbreaking "village bank" that has revolutionized the way people around the world fight poverty. The Bank's model—providing collateral-free "micro-loans" for self-employment to millions of women villagers in Bangladesh—has inspired and shaped the thinking of economists, policy makers, business people, development workers and a generation of social entrepreneurs. Both liberal and conservative policy circles have championed the Bank's ability to transform the lives of its clients and help them escape the vicious cycle of deep economic hardship.
Drawing upon interviews with villagers, development workers, economists, and the Bank's founder Muhammad Yunus—a recipient of numerous humanitarian awards—the book shows how the Grameen Bank grew from an experiment in one village to an organization that lends billions of dollars in small individual loans.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195187496
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 09/01/2005
Pages: 376
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

David Bornstein is a journalist who has written articles for Atlantic Monthly, Details, Newsday, and Science. He is author of How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas, which was described by the Iew York Times as "must reading" for "anyone who cares about building a more equitable and therefore a more stable world."

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Guest More than 1 year ago
The writer does an excellent job potraying the poor in this book about the Grameen Bank and Bangladesh. A truly wonderful read.