October 15, 2003
October 15, 2003
Banker to the Poor is Muhammad Yunus's memoir of how he decided to change his life in order to help the world's poor. In it he traces the intellectual and spiritual journey that led him to fundamentally rethink the economic relationship between rich and poor, and the challenges he and his colleagues faced in founding Grameen. He also provides wise, hopeful guidance for anyone who would like to join him in "putting homelessness and destitution in a museum so that one day our children will visit it and ask how we could have allowed such a terrible thing to go on for so long." The definitive history of micro-credit direct from the man that conceived of it, Banker to the Poor is necessary and inspirational reading for anyone interested in economics, public policy, philanthropy, social history, and business.
Muhammad Yunus was born in Bangladesh and earned his Ph.D. in economics in the United States at Vanderbilt University, where he was deeply influenced by the civil rights movement. He still lives in Bangladesh, and travels widely around the world on behalf of Grameen Bank and the concept of micro-credit.
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, Business + Money Management, Social Science
Sub-Genre: Development / Economic Development, Third World Development, Business
- Genre: Business + Money Management, Biography + Autobiography, Social Science
- Subgenre: Development / Economic Development, Business, Third World Development
- Language: English
- Author: Muhammad Yunus
- Online Item #: 11339013
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-6834
- ISBN: 9781586481988
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported