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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.

UP NEXT: The House of Spirits by Isabel Allende

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 Last Hunger Season by Roger Thurow (Kenya)

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  • Reyna Elizabeth
    El Salvador
    Reyna Elizabeth received a loan from Patricia to purchase shirts, pants, blouses, underwear, shorts, leggings, wallets and shoes to stock her business.
  • Safia
    Safia received a loan from Patricia to buy packs of salts, biscuits, rice, spices, and juices.
  • Ricky
    Ricky received a loan from Patricia to purchase additional stock for his general store.
  • Imelda
    Imelda received a loan from Patricia to buy additional stocks of RTW (ready-to-wear clothing) for selling.
  • Feliza
    Feliza received a loan from Patricia to purchase additional stocks of grocery products and sacks of rice.
  • Eddie
    Eddie received a loan from Patricia to purchase additional stocks of "ukay ukay" (used clothing) to sell.
  • Elizabeth
    Elizabeth received a loan from Patricia to buy materials for her house renovation and additional stock for her sari-sari business.
  • Karen
    Karen received a loan from Patricia to pay for fertilizer and repay previous credit liabilities.
  • Salong's Group
    Salong's Group received a loan from Patricia to buy a water filter to provide safe drinking water for their family.
  • Senon
    Senon received a loan from Patricia to cover the costs of ploughing and laying manure on the land to sow sweet potatoes.
  • Hassan
    Hassan received a loan from Patricia to renew his business tools, and develop his career.

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