Banker to the Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty
Yunus is probably the most well-known microfinance practitioner having started The Grameen Bank in Bangladesh in the 1970’s and led it ever since to its current state where it serves millions of micro-entrepreneurial women across Bangladesh and, through replication, in many other countries. Yunus is very much a practitioner, a continuing innovator and activist for practical solutions to putting poverty to where it belongs … a museum.
This is his first book which tells the story of birth of the Grameen Bank up until mid 2000’s. If you want more up-to-date writings on Grameen Bank, I recommend:
- The Poor Always Pay Back: The Grameen II Story
- Creating a World without Poverty — Yunus’ 2nd book
Grameen and Yunus win Nobel Peace Prize
Grameen now lends to beggars
Yunus: Statesman for the poor