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A fistful of rice : my unexpected quest to end poverty through profitability, Vikram Akula

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A fistful of rice : my unexpected quest to end poverty through profitability
Title
A fistful of rice
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my unexpected quest to end poverty through profitability
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Vikram Akula
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Language
eng
Summary
Around the globe, poverty has held too many people in its grip for too long. While microfinance, small loans to impoverished individuals, initially attracted attention in the press, it didn't achieve the scale, scope, and profitability necessary to substantially combat poverty. All that changed with the author's creation of SKS Microfinance. In this work, he reveals how he pieced together the best of both philanthropy and (to his surprise) capitalism to help millions of India's poor transition from paupers to customers to business owners. His story shows how traditional business principles can be brought to bear on global problems in new ways. This book offers not only inspiration but also lessons for anyone seeking to transform tenacity, creativity, and innovation into potent tools for fighting even the most seemingly intractable human burdens
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DLC
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  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HG178.33.I4
LC item number
A48 2011
Literary form
non fiction
A fistful of rice : my unexpected quest to end poverty through profitability, Vikram Akula
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A fistful of rice : my unexpected quest to end poverty through profitability, Vikram Akula
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Contents
"Am I not poor, too?" -- Putting the last first -- The story of my experiments with Grameen -- Rangoli powder and handfuls of seeds -- The McDonald's of microfinance -- Goat economics -- Google territory
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Dimensions
22 cm.
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Extent
191 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781422131176
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009030663
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)406118117

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