International Bank of Bob Connecting Our Worlds One $25 Kiva Loan at a Time

ISBN-10: 0802777511

ISBN-13: 9780802777515

Edition: 2013

Authors: Bob Harris

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Hired by ForbesTraveler.com to review some of the most luxurious accommodations on Earth, and then inspired by a chance encounter in Dubai with the impoverished workers whose backbreaking jobs create such opulence, Bob Harris had an epiphany: He would turn his own good fortune into an effort to make lives like theirs better. Bob found his way to Kiva.org, the leading portal through which individuals make microloans all over the world: for as little as $25-50, businesses are financed and people are uplifted. Astonishingly, the repayment rate was nearly 99%, so he re-loaned the money to others over and over again.After making hundreds of microloans online, Bob wanted to see the results first-hand, and in The International Bank of Bob he travels from Peru and Bosnia to Rwanda and Cambodia, introducing us to some of the most inspiring and enterprising people we've ever met, while illuminating day-to-day life-political and emotional-in much of the world that Americans never see. Told with humor and compassion,The International Bank of Bobbrings the world to our doorstep, and makes clear that each of us can, actually, make it better.
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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Walker & Company
Publication date: 3/5/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 416
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.914
Language: English

Bob Harris is a qualified psychotherapist, youth and community worker and teacher. He was a Principal Psychotherapist in the NHS for many years and currently works as a Clinical Consultant to the Priory Group, the Drug and Alcohol Foundation, and at a large GPs surgery. For several years he headed a project working with disaffected, often homeless young people on the streets in North London and has also been Consultant Psychotherapist at a Therapeutic Community for highly disturbed adolescents. He was Director of Programmes at the Institute of Group Analysis, London. He teaches on training courses for psychotherapists and supervises therapists in NHS units specializing in personality disorder and also at the Westminster Pastoral Foundation.

Author's Notes
Introduction: The Road to Morocco
The French Riviera, Dubai, and The World
Singapore, Bali, and Beijing
Chicago, Fiji, and Broadway
The Mission
The Sacred Valley of the Incas
Welcome to Sarajevo
The Great Rift Valley and Nairobi
Rwanda
Dar es Salaam, Andhra Pradesh, and a Walk to the Sea
Magellan's Cross, Hanoi, and Cambodia
Kathmandu
India
Beirut
Home
Postscript
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations and Other Terms
Sources, Recommended Reading, and Additional Resources
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