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

ISBN-10: 1620405229
ISBN-13: 9781620405222
Edition: 2014
Authors: Bob Harris
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Publication date: 2/18/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

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 Bob brings the world to our doorstep, and makes clear that each of us can, actually, make it better.

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.

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