Twenty-Seven Dollars and a Dream captures the drama of Yunus's story- the challenges, betrayals and astonishing successes from his founding of the Grameen Bank in 1983 to his removal from his position at the Bank in 2011. Undaunted by his ouster, Yunus is using his celebrity status to promote social businesses around the world. Katharine Esty shows how it happened that one person has been able to change the world and she provides guidance for all those who wish to make a difference themselves.
The book is filled with fascinating stories about Yunus from his colleagues, his family and his critics. Katharine Esty's personal impressions of Muhammad Yunus and her experiences in Bangladesh add additional spice to Twenty-Seven Dollars and a Dream. This book is a wonderful way to learn about microcredit and it provides insight into the strategies and patterns of actions that undergird Yunus's ongoing successes.