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Small Loans, Big Dreams

How Nobel Peace Prize Winner Muhammad Yunus And Microfinance Are Changing The World

By Alex Counts

Microfinancing is considered one of the most effective strategies in the fight against global poverty. And now, in Small Loans, Big Changes, author Alex Counts reveals how Nobel Prize Winner Muhammad Yunus revolutionized global antipoverty efforts through the development of this approach. This book presents compelling stories of women benefiting from Yunus’s microcredit in rural Bangladesh and urban Chicago, and recounts the experiences of different borrowers in each country, interspersing them with stories of Yunus, his colleagues, and their counterparts in Chicago.

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Format: Book
Author: Counts, Alex
Summary: Micro-financing is considered one of the most effective strategies in the fight against global poverty. It can be implemented on the massive scale necessary to respond to the urgent needs of the world's poorest. And now, in this book, the author looks at the lives of micro-lending borrowers from the Grameen Foundation in Bangladesh and Chicago. All of the borrowers profiled here are women of little-to-no means, each struggling to gain financial independence. Readers will discover how, in Bangladesh, these women face off against very poor living conditions and the prejudice of men, while in Chicago, they must overcome crime and other hurdles that come with life in the inner city. A comprehensive look at the concept of micro-financing, it reveals how Muhammad Yunus and his concept of micro-financing has helped those living in poverty achieve real financial independence.
Title: Small loans, big dreams : how Nobel peace prize winner Muhammad Yunus and microfinance are changing the world / Alex Counts.
Publisher Date: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2008.
Subject: Yunus, Muhammad, 1940- Grameen Bank Banks and banking -- Bangladesh Rural poor -- Bangladesh -- Economic conditions Poor -- Illinois -- Chicago Metropolitan Area -- Economic conditions. Microfinance -- Developing countries
Isbn: 9780470196328 (cloth) 0470196327 (cloth)
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Format: Book
Author: Counts, Alex
Summary: Micro-financing is considered one of the most effective strategies in the fight against global poverty. It can be implemented on the massive scale necessary to respond to the urgent needs of the world's poorest. And now, in this book, the author looks at the lives of micro-lending borrowers from the Grameen Foundation in Bangladesh and Chicago. All of the borrowers profiled here are women of little-to-no means, each struggling to gain financial independence. Readers will discover how, in Bangladesh, these women face off against very poor living conditions and the prejudice of men, while in Chicago, they must overcome crime and other hurdles that come with life in the inner city. A comprehensive look at the concept of micro-financing, it reveals how Muhammad Yunus and his concept of micro-financing has helped those living in poverty achieve real financial independence.
Title: Small loans, big dreams : how Nobel peace prize winner Muhammad Yunus and microfinance are changing the world / Alex Counts.
Publisher, Date: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2008.
Description: xv, 410 p. ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Yunus, Muhammad, 1940-
Subjects: Grameen Bank
Subjects: Banks and banking -- Bangladesh
Subjects: Rural poor -- Bangladesh -- Economic conditions
Subjects: Poor -- Illinois -- Chicago Metropolitan Area -- Economic conditions.
Subjects: Microfinance -- Developing countries
Other Author: Counts, Alex. Give us credit.
Notes: Originally published in 1996 by Times Books as: Give us credit.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 387-392) and index.
Contents: Muhammad Yunus -from Vanderbilt to Chittagong -- The birth of the Grameen Bank -- Zianpur Bazaar -- Las Papillons -- Amena Begum's dream -- Omiyale Dupart -- The Haldar Para -- The Maxwell Street market -- Krishna Das Bala -- The hip hop shop -- Dry money in a monsoon -- The black on black love festival -- The sixteen decisions -- "We're here for you".
LCCN: 2007047639
ISBN: 9780470196328 (cloth)
ISBN: 0470196327 (cloth)
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Call Number: 332 Cou