Title Banker to the Poor
Book Condition As New
Jacket Condition No Jacket as Issued
Edition 1st Thus
Publisher Norwalk CT Easton Press
Inscription Signed by Author
Seller ID 006282
This As-New Signed volume is still in the original publisher's Shrinkwrap. Anything that appears as markings or defects on the photo are only the result of scanning through the Shrinkwrap. The book is perfect.. Muhammad Yunus is a bona fide visionary. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006. His dream is the total eradication of poverty from the world. In 1983, against the advice of banking and government officials, Yunus established a bank (Grameen) devoted to providing the poorest of Bangladesh with minuscule loans. The bank now provides over 2.5 billion dollars of micro-loans to more than two million families in rural Bangladesh. Ninety-four percent of Yunus's clients are women, and repayment rates are near 100 percent. 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.The definitive history of micro-credit direct from the man that conceived of it, Banker to the Poor is necessary 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.This beautiful book is bound in full-tooled leather with satin moiré endpapers, satin ribbon bookmark and 22kt gold on the spine. A COA is included The spine has raised bands in the style of classic bookbinding. Beautiful gilt designs ornament the front and back boards as well as the spine The paper was made especially for this edition. The leather was cut entirely by hand. It has raised bands on the spine in the style of classic bookmaking. Published by Easton Press it is a volume of heirloom quality and will be treasured for generations to come.