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Banker To The Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty
by Muhammad Yunus | Biographies & Memoirs
Registered by wingBookAmblerwing of Isle of Lewis, Scotland United Kingdom on 3/5/2012
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by ScottishHoosier): to be read


8 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by wingBookAmblerwing from Isle of Lewis, Scotland United Kingdom on Tuesday, March 20, 2012

8 out of 10

Very good insight to the amazing Yunus, micro-credit and the Grameen Bank. My only quibble is that it is, necessarily, subjective and I would like to read an objective account which also illustrates other micro-finance schemes. 


Journal Entry 2 by wingBookAmblerwing at Colchester, Essex United Kingdom on Tuesday, April 03, 2012

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This book is now available as a bookring. Please PM me if you would like to join in.

Rotewoelfin - Stuttgart, Germany
LittleWhiteBird - Virginia, USA
Azuki - Miami, USA
Salvami (also on Kiva) - Wexford, Ireland
Edwardstreet - Wellington, New Zealand
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Now back with BookAmbler 


Journal Entry 3 by wingBookAmblerwing at Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Thursday, April 12, 2012

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Released 5 yrs ago (4/12/2012 UTC) at Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg Germany

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Posted to Rotewoelfin today. 


Journal Entry 4 by wingrotewoelfinwing at Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Thursday, May 17, 2012

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Arrived two weeks ago - sorry for the late entry, but I was away from home :) 


Journal Entry 5 by wingrotewoelfinwing at Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Thursday, July 05, 2012

7 out of 10

That was a really interesting book - I think I nearly never read an english book so fast. I love the way he is telling his story and his neverending ideas... No objective insight, for sure, but very, very interesting.

I forgot who is going to be the next reader - will you let me know again? :) 


Journal Entry 6 by wingrotewoelfinwing at Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Thursday, July 12, 2012

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Going to ship it today :-) 


Journal Entry 7 by LittleWhiteBird at Pasadena, California USA on Friday, July 20, 2012

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This bookring arrived in the mail today.
I have to see how to juggle it around the other two books I'm currently reading. Probably I'll try to finish them fast and then start this one. 


Journal Entry 8 by LittleWhiteBird at Pasadena, California USA on Monday, September 24, 2012

8 out of 10

A really interesting book. The author has so much enthusiasm and so many ideas. It looks like his bank for the poor has been working very well. With the recent news, it would be interesting to get an update.
The ideas for the future he mentions in the last chapter seem very idealistic. Worth trying, for sure. But even though I'm usually optimistic, I doubt that things will work out like he thinks.
For one thing, he says we overcame slavery, but in fact it still exists, just in a different form. We all can make a difference, though, just as with micro credit. Learn about human trafficking, so you can recognize it if it happens in front of your nose. Buy Fair Trade. Sign petitions if you find out that companies exploit their workers or those who they contract with, so they may change things one little step at a time.
It would be great if we didn't need passports and visas for everything, but could just go to any country we wanted, but although there has been some progress within the EU and within some Asian countries, in other cases requirements have been getting tougher and governments more strict.

Reading this book not only renewed my hope for the poor (I'm a Kiva lender, so I contribute a little to micro credit), but also made me more enthusiastic for myself, too. If they can find good ways to earn money using their skills, I should be able to do the same thing.

BookAmbler will let me know whether to send to Azuki next or to someone else. 


Journal Entry 9 by LittleWhiteBird at Pasadena, California USA on Thursday, September 27, 2012

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Released 5 yrs ago (9/27/2012 UTC) at Pasadena, California USA

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I'm mailing the book to azuki today, the next person in the ring.

I hope you enjoy the book. Happy reading!  


Journal Entry 10 by wingazukiwing at Miami, Florida USA on Friday, October 12, 2012

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Book has arrived, thank you so much.
Really glad to learn of this book on Kiva.
Not a lot of reading time lately but will try my best to get it going soon.

11/16: Sorry I didn't realize I have this book for so long. I was travelling and didn't take it with me, as I don't want to lose it. But now I have started reading and should finish it in a week or two.
 


Journal Entry 11 by wingazukiwing at Miami, Florida USA on Tuesday, November 27, 2012

8 out of 10

I have been a Kiva lender for a while, and this book really give me a more complete understanding of how micro loan works. I knew somewhere out there someone gather the funds and give them out to those in need, but this book shows me how the field workers work, how those in need form groups, how the money helps individuals, and what kind of obstacles there are. I truly have a better understand of the whole thing. I also used to wonder, how come lenders keep coming back for loans? Does it mean they are still having trouble and getting deeper into debt? The book answered my concern.

Thank you so much for sharing this book. Salvami is travelling now and she asked me to mail this to her in December.  


Journal Entry 12 by salvami at Wexford, Co. Wexford Ireland on Tuesday, January 15, 2013

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Thank you! This book is with me now :)
-and azuki, you really surprised me!! Thank you!

I'm very looking forward to reading it.  


Journal Entry 13 by wingEdwardstreetwing at Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Thursday, February 20, 2014

9 out of 10

A wonderfully welcome letter box surprise. I am an avid Kiva lender, and part of the BC team on Kiva. I have read Bank of Bob, but not this book which is acknowledged as being written by the father of Micro finance.

This will also help with the 666 challenge so a perfect double whammy. 


Journal Entry 14 by wingEdwardstreetwing at 2014 Melbourne Convention in Melbourne, Victoria Australia on Saturday, February 22, 2014

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Released 3 yrs ago (4/11/2014 UTC) at 2014 Melbourne Convention in Melbourne, Victoria Australia

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I got this as part of a ray. I cannot see anyone else on the list, so will take to the Melbourne Convention in April unless advised otherwise. I know a number of Bookcrossers who go to Conventions are also Kiva lenders.  


Journal Entry 15 by wingEdwardstreetwing at -- By post or by hand/ in person, RABCK , bookring/ray in Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Saturday, March 01, 2014

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Released 3 yrs ago (3/1/2014 UTC) at -- By post or by hand/ in person, RABCK , bookring/ray in Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand

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Back to the UK from whence it started- thanks 


Journal Entry 16 by wingBookAmblerwing at Colchester, Essex United Kingdom on Wednesday, March 12, 2014

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Thank you for returning the book, Edwardstreet, as requested. Did you enjoy it? You didn't say.

Thanks also to everyone who joined in the ring :)

Will be seeing if any of my local BC friends would like to read this book before deciding what to do with it next. 


Journal Entry 17 by ardachy at Bradwell-on-Sea, Essex United Kingdom on Thursday, March 13, 2014

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Picked up at the meet up at The Dolphin. I read this some time ago. BookAmbler has kindly agreed that I can offer it to the members of the Bookcrossers Fighting Poverty group on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/groups/181300878717239/ 


Journal Entry 18 by ardachy at Colchester, Essex United Kingdom on Friday, March 14, 2014

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Released 3 yrs ago (3/14/2014 UTC) at Colchester, Essex United Kingdom

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Posting to ScottishHoosier in Aberdeenshire. 


Journal Entry 19 by ScottishHoosier at Westhill, Scotland United Kingdom on Wednesday, March 19, 2014

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Came with the post, along with some lovely, personalised release labels! Thank you so much, Ardachy! 


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