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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
(8) The International Bank of Bob by Bob Harris
(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
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
The Hospital by the River by Dr. Catherine Hamlin
Frontier Justice- The Global Refugee Crisis by Andy Lamey
The Blue Sweater by Jacqueline Novogratz
Revolution Baby by Saffia Farr
Closing the Food Gap by Mark Winne
Desert Flower by Waris Dirie
Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Sweetness in the Belly by Camilla Gibb
Replenishing the Earth by Wangari Matthai
Little Princes by Conor Grennan
Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortensen and David Renin
Three Cups of Deceit by Jon Krakauer
Damned Nations by Dr. Samantha Nutt
Mighty Be Our Powers by Leymah Gbowee
What Is the What: The Autobiography of Valentino Achak Deng by Dave Eggars
The Road of Lost Innocence by Somaly Mam
The Bite of the Mango by Mariatu Kamara
The Rugmaker of Maza-e-Sharif by Najaf Mazari
The Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar by Suzanne Joinson
The Hundred Year Old Man who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The End of Poverty by Jeffrey Sachs
The Life You Can Save by Peter Singer
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
The House of Spirits by Isabel Allende
The Last Hunger Season by Roger Thurow

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  • Wijayana
    Wijayana received a loan from joo to purchase raw materials in bulk, including silver and semi-precious gemstones.
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  • Made
    Made received a loan from joo to buy silver and gemstones for her jewellery making.
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    Risna received a loan from joo to pay his education fees for three years.
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    Robles received a loan from joo to buy farming supplies for his cacao crops.
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    Lor received a loan from joo to buy a cart to help his business.
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    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 received a loan from joo to purchase farming supplies to attend to her coffee crops.
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