Banker to the Poor: The Autobiography of Muhammad Yunus - Chapter 7, A Bank for the Poor is Born Summary & Analysis

Muhammad Yunus
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Bangladesh is run by a small handful of people, many of whom are friends of Yunus. This occasionally helps the bank overcome difficulties that it faces. In 1982, when Yunus is at a conference, they learn that a coup has toppled the civilian government and there is a new government headed by General Hussain Muhammad Ershad, the army chief of staff. The nation is under martial law and they are not allowed to leave the building. Since they cannot have their professional meeting, all of them sit and talk. One of the participants, A.M.A. Muhith has been working in the Pakistani Embassy when Yunus is in Washington for the rally during the fight for independence. He is interested in the Grameen program and wants to implement one in his own...

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