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This team grew out of the Supporting Younger Borrowers team and is a place for us to meet to talk about books, particularly books that help us better to understand the borrowers and countries to whom we lend.

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The following are the books that have already been read by the group – due to the free-spirited natures of the members of this group combined with their unending ability to be sidetracked by other books and side discussions along the way, there has not been set times for reading/discussing books.

(9) Small Island, by Andrea Levy (Jamaica)
(8) The International Bank of Bob by Bob Harris (worldwide)
(7) The House of the Mosque by Kader Abdolah (Iran)
(6) The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith (Botswana)
(5) Half the Sky by Nicholas Kristoff & Sheryl WuDunn (worldwide)
(4) King Peggy by Peggielene Bartels & Eleanor Herman (Ghana)
(3) The Beauty of Humanity Movement by Camilla Gibb (Vietnam)
(2) Banker to the Poor by Muhammad Yunus (Bangladesh)
(1) Green Oranges on Lion Mountain by Emily Joy (Sierra Leone)

Suggested Books:

I Shall Not Hate: A Gaza Doctor's Journey by Izzeldin Abuelaish (Palestinian territories)
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese (India)
The Hospital by the River by Dr. Catherine Hamlin (Ethiopia)
Frontier Justice- The Global Refugee Crisis by Andy Lamey (worldwide)
The Blue Sweater by Jacqueline Novogratz (Rwanda)
Revolution Baby by Saffia Farr (Kyrgyzstan)
Closing the Food Gap by Mark Winne (United States)
Desert Flower by Waris Dirie (Somalia)
Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Nigeria)
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe (Nigeria)
The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Nigeria)
Sweetness in the Belly by Camilla Gibb (Ethiopia)
Replenishing the Earth by Wangari Matthai (Kenya)
Little Princes by Conor Grennan (Nepal)
Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortensen and David Renin (Pakistan)
Three Cups of Deceit by Jon Krakauer (Pakistan)
Damned Nations by Dr. Samantha Nutt (worldwide)
Mighty Be Our Powers by Leymah Gbowee (Liberia)
What Is the What: The Autobiography of Valentino Achak Deng by Dave Eggars (Sudan)
The Road of Lost Innocence by Somaly Mam (Cambodia)
The Bite of the Mango by Mariatu Kamara (Sierra Leone)
The Rugmaker of Maza-e-Sharif by Najaf Mazari (Afghanistan)
The Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar by Suzanne Joinson (China)
The Hundred Year Old Man who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson (worldwide)
And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini (Afghanistan)
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (Germany)
The End of Poverty by Jeffrey Sachs (worldwide)
The Life You Can Save by Peter Singer (worldwide)
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy (India)
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini (Afghanistan)
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (Afghanistan)
A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry (India)
The House of Spirits by Isabel Allende (Chile)
The Last Hunger Season by Roger Thurow (Kenya)


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  • Fredy
    Bolivia
    Fredy received a loan from joo to buy wholesale flour and use the profits to help his siblings study.
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  • Surayo
    Tajikistan
    Surayo received a loan from joo to buy flour, sugar, eggs, butter, etc. to increase working capital.
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  • Wijayana
    Indonesia
    Wijayana received a loan from joo to purchase raw materials in bulk, including silver and semi-precious gemstones.
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  • Made
    Indonesia
    Made received a loan from joo to buy silver and gemstones for her jewellery making.
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  • Takeshi Group
    Bolivia
    Takeshi Group received a loan from joo to buy fabric wholesale.
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  • Risna
    Indonesia
    Risna received a loan from joo to pay his education fees for three years.
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  • Teresa
    Honduras
    Teresa received a loan from joo purchase agricultural supplies to care for her coffee nursery and prepare the land to plant.
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  • Robles
    Peru
    Robles received a loan from joo to buy farming supplies for his cacao crops.
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  • Lor
    Cambodia
    Lor received a loan from joo to buy a cart to help his business.
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    5% repaid
  • Grace
    Zimbabwe
    Grace received a loan from joo to expand her business, by increasing the items she has available to sell in her store.
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  • Bety Maricela
    Honduras
    Bety Maricela received a loan from joo to purchase farming supplies to attend to her coffee crops.
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Impact   Updated Hourly

73
Team Members
$9,125
Amount Loaned
323
Loans
4.4
Loans per member