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great reading and an eye opener on how other people live on around $2 per day when we in the West spend over $5 on a cup of coffee almost every day.Published 12 months ago by JJMI
There are many books in the development field that are worth reading. However, there are few that give as much insight (surprising insight?) into the life of poor than this book. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Erik Bloom
The sophistication by which the poorest manage money to meet their daily needs is eye opening. I learned that straightaway in this book.Published on September 6, 2013 by Joshua D. Clark
I was amazed at how people living in some of the most extreme forms of poverty created a structured and sophisticated system to handle their meager finances.Published on February 19, 2013 by Helen Murray
The Book Portfolios of the Poor arrived in great condition and earlier than expected! This book was recommended in two of my classes this term - it will certainly be well read. Read morePublished on September 26, 2012 by GW_grad_student
I have only started this book, but the insight there is into the reality of many poor people's everyday lives is convicting and causes you to rethink your life and what you take... Read morePublished on March 4, 2012 by live.to.serve
It is hard to imagine for those living in the developed part of the world that two fifths of people today manage to survive on two dollars a day. Read morePublished on February 23, 2012 by Prisacaru Dan