Twenty-Seven Dollars and a Dream — ebook now available!

We're thrilled to announce that we've finally completed the conversion from print to ebook of Twenty-Seven Dollars and a Dream, and it's available now at Amazon.com.

This book, and the story it tells of Muhammad Yunus and his work, is an important one. It tells the story of his work to end global poverty, his business acumen as a leader of a major financial services organization built on microcredit, and his journey through social entrepreneurship to create a culture of change for those who need it most.

The book is available exclusively in the Amazon Kindle store.

If you have previously purchased the paperback edition through Amazon.com, this book is available as part of the Kindle Matchbook Program — you can purchase the ebook as an add-on for just $1.99.

Thank you to all who have read the book and shared your thoughts an insights. We appreciate your continued referrals!

Katharine's Guest Post on Your Mark on the World — Devin Thorpe

Our deepest thanks to Devin Thorpe of Your Mark on the World Center for inviting Katharine to post on his blog this week with "You Don't Have to Be Rich to Change the World." Devin's work is obviously an area we're all invested in, and we hope that Katharine's post this week lives up to the standards set by Devin and his other posters. 

A middle-class social entrepreneur living in Bangladesh, Yunus has no car, no house, no second home, no inherited wealth, and no accumulated capital. His stunning success was based on a foundation of six key elements. These elements made it possible for him to launch the microcredit movement that flung open the doors to financial services to the billions at the bottom of the economic ladder. Now over 100 million people worldwide have received microcredit.

 

The Impact of Microcredit on Women’s Lives in Bangladesh

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Thanks to GlobalCitizen.org for sharing Katharine's latest post, "The Impact of Microcredit on Women’s Lives in Bangladesh." Yunus's impact on women in Bangladesh is representative of a ripple effect that microcredit is having around the world. 

When Muhammad Yunus began making small loans to women he transformed their lives. Many had never even touched money before their loan.  With their small loans they bought seeds, chickens or a cow and started or grew small businesses. Often this access to a tiny bit of capital made it possible for women to earn enough more to provide their children -- of whom 40% are malnourished -- with three meals a day instead of two. It also gave them a bit of cash to pay for medicines if a family member got sick.

Read the complete article on Global Citizen.

Life's greatest adventures come when you least expect them — Our latest guest post on Oops50.com

 Katharine Esty's latest guest post offers insights for those looking for adventure in unlikely places. It's a more personal post, chronicling her introduction to Muhammad Yunus and drive to publish his story. Special thanks to Oops50.com for sharing this story!

For those open to breaking out of stereotypes, life beyond 50 holds many decades worth of surprises and adventure.  I was 75 when one of my own greatest adventures began.

- See more at Oops50.com!