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A Fistful of Rice
Vikram Akula
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A Fistful of Rice

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Published (first published September 20th 2010)
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Mar 30, 2011 Susan rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone looking for inspiration in their charity
Shelves: memoir-biography
So, far, a delightful switch from the last book I finished. This guy has a positive attitude despite overwhelming odds. That's more like it!
Very interesting story of how the author got involved in microfinance in India and how he just kept pushing through, no matter who told him it wouldn't work, until he became tremendously successful providing microloans and insurance to those in poverty. Success in ensuring loans were repaid and the borrowers, mostly women, could succeed. He has made a real i
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Feb 08, 2015 Marty Greenwell rated it liked it
This book was published in 2011. Vikram Akula, the author and founder of SKS Microfinance, failed to mentioned that he was ready to step down in the face of large losses by his company, a for-profit micro financier. I found Fistful of Rice educational but the arrogance of the writer shown through. He always knew better than others, including a Nobel Peace prize winner in his same field, excepting that his organization was set up as a not-for-profit. He is giddy when he is lauded by politicians ...more
Mar 15, 2011 April rated it it was amazing
Inspiring and interesting.(I liked Vikram's answer to the thugs who were trying to extort protection money.) Doing well by doing good.
Feb 26, 2011 Babujee rated it really liked it
An insightful read ....
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