3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I have read all three of Dr Yunus' book and I think this book is even better due to three main reasons.
Firstly, it's far more objective and based on a large-scale longitudinal study, rather than anecdotal tales that tend to be typical of microfinance books - and I've read quite a few of them as it was the basis of my masters thesis. Second, it really focuses on the missing three-quarter of microfinance, the savings and remittances that are (in many cases) far more crucial than microcredit. Lastly, it's more critical of the industry and explores the complexity of microfinance - rather than the inspirational yet overly simplified scenarios that Dr Yunus tends to convey… Read more