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The International Bank of Bob

Connecting Our Worlds One $25 Kiva Loan at a Time

By Bob Harris

The International Bank of Bob
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  • Hardcover: Mar 2013,
    416 pages.
    Paperback: Feb 2014,
    416 pages.

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Because we were having so much fun saying hello.

A small business is nothing more or less than an idea for improving the future. So, numbers aside: Is your work paying off? Is there more food on the table? Are there more books in the hands of children? Does the village have more electric light in the evenings? Is the future improving? Do the loans help? For nearly one hundred million clients of microfinance institutions across the developing world, including some of the world's poorest people, these are supremely important questions.

Reprinted from The International Bank of Bob by Bob Harris. Copyright © 2013 by Bob Harris. Used by permission of Walker & Company, a division of Bloomsbury USA

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