The International Bank of Bob : connecting our worlds one $25 kiva loan at a time
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Published
New York : Walker & Co., 2013.
Status
Main Library - Adult Non-Fiction
332.74 H3133i
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Book
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Physical Desc
xii, 400 pages : col. ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Language
English
ISBN
9780802777515, 0802777511

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Hired 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 this book 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 a world that Americans never see.--From publisher description.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Harris, B. (2013). The International Bank of Bob: connecting our worlds one $25 kiva loan at a time. 1st U.S. ed. New York: Walker & Co.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Harris, Bob, 1963-. 2013. The International Bank of Bob: Connecting Our Worlds One $25 Kiva Loan At a Time. New York: Walker & Co.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Harris, Bob, 1963-, The International Bank of Bob: Connecting Our Worlds One $25 Kiva Loan At a Time. New York: Walker & Co, 2013.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Harris, Bob. The International Bank of Bob: Connecting Our Worlds One $25 Kiva Loan At a Time. 1st U.S. ed. New York: Walker & Co, 2013. Print.

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