Reviews and Blog Posts: microfinance

Changing the World - One $25 Loan at a Time

The International Bank of Bob cover

The International Bank of Bob is the inspiring memoir of an ordinary American who turned his brief brush with opulence into a joyful adventure of investing in the world's working poor (from the jacket).

Bob Harris, hired by ForbesTraveler.com to review some of the most luxurious accommodations on Earth, was inspired by a chance encounter in Dubai with the impoverished workers whose backbreaking jobs create such opulence. He writes, "My Forbes Traveler cash would be about $20,000... I needed to do something good with it." He then started a list of what he hoped he could do with the money.

Help poverty in 3rd world (at least a little)

Help build an economy, not fix emergencies. Long-term, not short

Know what happened to $ - what it did where

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