ISBN 9788184983951,Saris On Scooters : How Microcredit Is Changing Village India

Saris On Scooters : How Microcredit Is Changing Village India



Mehta Publishing House

Publication Year 2012

ISBN 9788184983951

ISBN-10 8184983956


Number of Pages 348 Pages
Language (English)

Fiction: special features

Renowned author and journalist Sheila McLeod Arnopoulos uses her talent for investigative reporting to take us deep into the poorest villages in India. Yet, far from being passive victims of their circumstances, the women who live there have joined forces and are making astute use of micro credit to break the cycle of poverty. Micro credit was made famous by Bangladeshi economist Muhammad Yunus and consists of very small loans made primarily to women for the production of essential commodities or to start small businesses. Based on a number of trips to India between 2001 and 2008, Arnopoulos shows her sense of solidarity and desire for authenticity by sharing the daily life of these villagers. This first-person account of her extensive travels focuses primarily on these women's inspiring success stories. After witnessing many such situations first-hand, she believes these villages have a potential strength equal to that of the modern, high-tech cities in India.