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 modelproviding collateral-free "micro-loans" for self-employment to millions of women villagers in Bangladeshhas 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 Yunusa recipient of numerous humanitarian awardsthe 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.
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press, USA|
|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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The writer does an excellent job potraying the poor in this book about the Grameen Bank and Bangladesh. A truly wonderful read.