• Grameen Blog

    In January 2010 I visited Bangladesh to do the Grameen Bank basic training course. This blog is the story of that journey.

Day One – Grameen HQ

Dhaka is the world’s most densely populated city and seems determined to prove it yard by yard as we head [...]

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Dhaka Fog or is it?

It is so still. After a midnight choir of barking dogs and the dawn warblings of a million birds, it’s [...]

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Magical Microfinance Tour # 1

So the day has come. The season of overeating is done. The bay at Bondi has been swum one last [...]

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Magical Microfinance Tour

I’m off to Dhaka on new years day for 3 weeks to visit Grameen Bank and do their ‘basic training’ [...]

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Mutual Microfinance?

Many mutuals offer microfinance in some form — whether interest free loans or small loans to social businesses. Here’s an [...]

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Trickle Up?

My wife Julia and I visited New York last year and I did some pro bono work with Trickle Up [...]

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(Working) Holiday in Cambodia

In Siem Reap, Cambodia, a tiny NGO called Journeys within our Communities is developing a microfinance program for people living [...]

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  • Photograph of Aknorm: click for her story
    Aknorm, duck eggs and microfinance, Siem Reap, 2008.