This accessible work provides considerable detail about how the bank evolved and why. Highly recommended. --Choice
Western society characterizes the poor as 'dirty,' 'dishonest,' 'lazy,' and 'incapable of planning.' [This] book provides us with overwhelming, concrete evidence to the contrary. --Journal of International Development
About the Author
Dipal Barua is the Deputy Managing Director of Grameen Bank and the Managing Director of the Grameen Shakti in Bangladesh. He has extensive experience in the field of poverty alleviation, microcredit, rural development and people s participation as a result of being a core founder of Grameen Bank. He serves on the board of directors of 16 sister organizations of Grameen Bank including Grameen Phone, the largest cell phone company in South East Asia, and Project Enterprise, a micro lending program in New York.
Asif Dowla is a professor of economics at St. Mary's College of Maryland. He has published various articles on economics and aspects of microfinance such as leasing, savings mobilization and social capital. In 1997, he received a fellowship to spend a year on sabbatical at Grameen Bank.