Counterculture of Positivity

“After all these struggles [to extend credit to the poor in Bangladesh], repeated in thousands of villages, it is frustrating to hear people dismiss our accomplishments, arguing that Grameen’s success is due to cultural factors that cannot be replicated elsewhere. To succeed in Bangladesh, in many ways we have had to struggle against our culture. In fact, we have had to create a counterculture that value’s women’s economic contribution, rewards hard work, and punishes corrupt practices. . . Indeed, if one were to look for the country where it would be most difficult to have a program like Grameen Bank succeed, I think Bangladesh would come to the top of the list.”

Muhammad Yunus, Banker to the Poor


Author: manderson

I live in NYC.

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