Tag: microcredit

  • The path through the fields

    Bangladesh has dysfunctional politics and a stunted private sector. Yet it has been surprisingly good at improving the lives of its poor The Economist Nov 3rd 2012 Villagers are doing it for themselves ON THE outskirts of the village of Shibaloy, just past the brick factory, the car slows to let a cow lumber out…

  • Nobel Peace Prize winner?s reputation under threat in riddle of ?40m loans

    Subscribe to ShahidulNews *Fariha Karim, Dhaka, and Francis Elliott, Delhi* The Times of London The reputation of a Nobel peace laureate, credited with helping to defeat?global poverty through microcredit, hung in the balance last night after?allegations that he had diverted ?40 million from a bank set up to help the?poor. Muhammad Yunus, internationally f?ted as…