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Author Yunus, Muhammad, 1940-

Title Banker to the poor : the autobiography of Muhammad Yunus, founder of the Grameen Bank / Muhammad Yunus with Alan Jolis.

Published London : Aurum, 1999.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Giblin Eunson  332.1092 YUNU    AVAILABLE
 UniM Giblin Eunson  332.1092 YUNU    AVAILABLE
 UniM Giblin Eunson  332.1095492 YUNU    AVAILABLE
Physical description xviii, 313 pages 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 20 cm
Notes Includes index.
Summary "Muhammad Yunus set up the Grameen Bank in his home country of Bangladesh with a loan of just 17 [pounds], to lend tiny amounts of money to the poorest of the poor - those to whom no ordinary bank would lend. Most of his customers - as they still are - were illiterate women, wanting to set up the smallest imaginable village enterprises. It was his conviction that this new system of 'micro-credit', lending even such small sums, would give such people the spark of initiative needed to pull themselves out of poverty. Today, Yunus's system of micro-credit is practised around the world in some 60 countries, including the US, Canada and France. His Grameen Bank is now a billion-pound business. It is acknowledged by world leaders and by the World Bank to be a fundamental weapon in the fight against poverty. Banker to the Poor is Yunus's enthralling story of how he did it: how the terrible famine in Bangladesh in 1974 focused his ideas on the need to enable its victims to grow more food; how he overcame the sceptics in many governments and among traditional economic thinking; and how he saw his micro-credit extended even outside the Third World into credit unions in the West. Such is the importance of his book that HRH the Prince of Wales has contributed a Foreword in which he hails 'a remarkable man [who] spoke the greatest good sense'."
Other author Jolis, Alan.
Subject Yunus, Muhammad, 1940-
Grameen Bank.
Grameen Bank -- History.
Bankers -- Biography.
Bank loans.
Rural credit.
ISBN 9781845109248 (paperback)
1854109243 (paperback)