Banker to the Poor: The Autobiography of Muhammad Yunus - Study Guide Chapter 2, A Bengali in America Summary & Analysis

Muhammad Yunus
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Yunus always thinks of himself as a teacher. When he finishes his studies at the local college, he accepts a teaching post in economics at the age of twenty-one. He holds this position from 1961 until 1965. He also begins a packaging and printing business with his father's assistance at this time. He applies for and receives a loan from the Industrial Bank and establishes a successful business that employs one hundred people. Dula Mia is the chairman of the board and is very leery of borrowing from a bank and makes Yunus repay the loan early. The bank offers them an additional loan for a paper plant but Dula Mia will not accept it.

Even though Yunus now has a successful business, he still wants to study and teach. In 1965 he accepts a Fulbright scholarship to study for...

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