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Counts, Alex

Works: 4 works in 20 publications in 1 language and 945 library holdings
Classifications: HG3290.6.A8, 332
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Small loans, big dreams : how Nobel peace prize winner Muhammad Yunus and microfinance are changing the world by Alex Counts ( Book )
14 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Micro-financing is considered one of the most effective strategies in the fight against global poverty. It can be implemented on the massive scale necessary to respond to the urgent needs of the world's poorest. And now, in this book, the author looks at the lives of micro-lending borrowers from the Grameen Foundation in Bangladesh and Chicago. All of the borrowers profiled here are women of little-to-no means, each struggling to gain financial independence. Readers will discover how, in Bangladesh, these women face off against very poor living conditions and the prejudice of men, while in Chicago, they must overcome crime and other hurdles that come with life in the inner city. A comprehensive look at the concept of micro-financing, it reveals how Muhammad Yunus and his concept of micro-financing has helped those living in poverty achieve real financial independence
Give us credit by Alex Counts ( Book )
4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Counts tells how Yunus came upon his idea twenty years ago, after lending a few dollars' worth of cash from his own pocket to indentured laborers and poor farmers in his famine-ravaged and economically crippled homeland. The borrowers were able to start their own small businesses - buying a dairy cow or a rickshaw or tools to make fishing nets or stools - enabling them to accumulate a little cash to build a house, educate a child, or fend off starvation. Yunus institutionalized his idea into the Grameen Bank, and in spite of the fact that the bank's borrowers are required to be the poorest of the poor, without assets for collateral, Grameen has a near-perfect repayment rate. In Bangladesh, Grameen now disburses $500 million a year to 2 million borrowers; the idea has also spread to the United States and throughout the world. Perhaps 10 million people now benefit from small, unsecured loans that have financed the transformation of their lives
Voices from the field : interviews with microcredit practioners for the poor by Alex Counts ( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Repayment crises and rehabilitation strategies ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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Audience level: 0.49 (from 0.47 for Give us cr ... to 0.63 for Voices fro ...)
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