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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book was fantastic, 11 Oct 2006
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J. Wilkinson (U.K) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Banker to the Poor: The Autobiography of Muhammad Yunus, Founder of the Grameen Bank (Hardcover)
A friend recommended this book to me and it was fantastic -- well worth reading I couldn't put it down. When you get to the end of the book, you find yourself wanting to set up your own branch to help people. It is the first book that has managed to simply explain (and retain my interest) in micro-economics. you can't help but have admiration for Mohammed Yunus -- for the work he has done -- by setting up branches that only lend money to the people who need it most, by giving them affordable ways to pay it back, and for allowing the people to create their own sustainable means of living. And also for helping women to become valued and essential people in their communities.

I would recommend this book to anyone!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars more stars, please - around 20?, 7 Oct 2003
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Ms H. M. Conner "where Mary Poppins meets Att... (downwind of Bournville) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Banker to the Poor: The Autobiography of Muhammad Yunus, Founder of the Grameen Bank (Hardcover)
What can you say about a man who has changed the world for over 2 million people? Not single-handedly, because his bank had 12,000 employees when he wrote this book, and there are other banks now, that follow the same model - but he was the one who started it all.
If you've ever noticed that your bank only wants to give you money if you don't need it - here's how the other kind of bank would look.
He's an egalitarian Muslim, and he does his best thinking with the T.V. on. I've been waiting a long time for a super-hero with respect for the idiot box.
This is a really hopeful book. It doesn't have all the answers, but it has a bunch of fascinating questions to take down the pub with you. Read it, lend it, review it - stick a bookcrossing label in it and give it to your bank manager. Swap it for a Big Issue, mail it to your MP. What are you waiting for?
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