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The International Bank of Bob

Connecting Our Worlds One $25 Kiva Loan At A Time

By Bob Harris, 1963-

Hired by ForbesTraveler.com to review some of the most luxurious accommodations on Earth, and then inspired by a chance encounter in Dubai with the impoverished workers whose backbreaking jobs create such opulence, Bob Harris had an epiphany: He would turn his own good fortune into an effort to make lives like theirs better. Bob found his way to Kiva.org, the leading portal through which individuals make microloans all over the world: for as little as $25-50, businesses are financed and people are uplifted. Astonishingly, the repayment rate was nearly 99%, so he re-loaned the money to others over and over again.

After making hundreds of microloans online, Bob wanted to see the results first-hand, and in The International Bank of Bob he travels from Peru and Bosnia to Rwanda and Cambodia, introducing us to some of the most inspiring and enterprising people we've ever met, while illuminating day-to-day life-political and emotional-in much of the world that Americans never see. Told with humor and compassion, The International Bank of Bob brings the world to our doorstep, and makes clear that each of us can, actually, make it better.

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Book

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  • BUSINESS Small Business Har, Nonfiction

Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9780802777515


Format: Book
Author: Harris, Bob, 1963-
Title: The International Bank of Bob : connecting our worlds one $25 Kiva loan at a time / Bob Harris.
Publisher Date: New York : Walker & Co., 2013.
Subject: Harris, Bob, 1963- Microfinance Small business -- Finance
Isbn: 9780802777515
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 2
Call Number: 332 Har
Oclc: 795174956
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Bib Id: 418645

Format: Book
Author: Harris, Bob, 1963-
Title: The International Bank of Bob : connecting our worlds one $25 Kiva loan at a time / Bob Harris.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Walker & Co., 2013.
Description: xii, 400 p. : col. ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Subjects: Harris, Bob, 1963-
Subjects: Microfinance
Subjects: Small business -- Finance
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: The French Riviera, Dubai, and the world -- Singapore, Bali, and Beijing -- Chicago, Fiji, and Broadway -- The mission -- The sacred valley of the Incas -- Welcome to Sarajevo -- The great rift valley and Nairobi -- Rwanda -- Dar es Salaam, Andhra Pradesh, and a walk to the sea -- Magellan's cross, Hanoi, and Cambodia -- Kathmandu -- India -- Beirut -- Home.
LCCN: 2012036671
ISBN: 9780802777515
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: 332 Har