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Counts, Alex

Works: 5 works in 22 publications in 1 language and 945 library holdings
Roles: Author
Classifications: HG3290.6.A8, 332
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Alex Counts
Small loans, big dreams : how Nobel peace prize winner Muhammad Yunus and microfinance are changing the world by Alex Counts( Book )

15 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 570 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 )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Muhammad Yunus is a financial pioneer who has turned upside down the way banks look at their customers. He is the founder of the Grameen Bank in his native Bangladesh and the architect of the micro-lending revolution that is changing lives in places as far from Yunus's home as inner-city Chicago. In Give Us Credit, Alex Counts follows the lives of Grameen borrowers in Bangladesh and would-be entrepreneurs in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood, where the Full Circle Fund, a scheme based on the Grameen concept, operates. The borrowers are all women, all working against great odds to become economically independent. Their stories are dramatic and powerful: The women in Bangladesh battle against the monsoon, disease, and the prejudices of their menfolk, while in Englewood, the crime and decay of the inner city ensure that each day is a struggle to survive and to make ends meet
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

Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.33 (from 0.29 for Small loan ... to 0.68 for Repayment ...)

Small loans, big dreams : how Nobel peace prize winner Muhammad Yunus and microfinance are changing the world
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