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Creating a World Without Poverty book review

Creating a World Without Poverty: How Social Businesses Can Transform Our Lives by Muhammad Yunus Muhammad Yunus, 2006 Nobel Peace Prize recipient, has recently released his second book, Creating a World Without Poverty. The centerpiece of this book is Yunus proposal for a new kind of institution called a “social business” which is a for-profit… Continue reading Creating a World Without Poverty book review

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The Poor Always Pay Back book review

The Poor Always Pay Back: The Grameen II Story by Asif Dowla and Dipal Barua If anyone is interested in seeing inside one of the world’s most innovative microfinance organizations, this is a fantastic documentary of the huge transformation that Grameen Bank (founded by Muhammad Yunus) … 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winners … went through… Continue reading The Poor Always Pay Back book review

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Banker to the Poor book review

Banker to the Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty by Muhammad Yunus 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… Continue reading Banker to the Poor book review

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Give Us Credit book review

Give Us Credit: How Muhammad Yunus’s Micro-Lending Revolution is Empowering Women from Bangladesh to Chicago by Alex Counts Counts heads up Grameen Foundation USA, the non-profit extension of The Grameen Bank – one of the first, large-scale successful microfinance banks based in Bangladesh. Counts shares the story of The Grameen Bank from its early inception… Continue reading Give Us Credit book review