Lending Economic Power to Women
Sirjjan Preet
SARIS ON SCOOTERS: HOW MICROCREDIT IS CHANGING VILLAGE INDIA by Sheila McLeod Arnopoulos Meheta Publishing House, 2013, 348 pp., 395
May 2013, volume 37, No 5

…given the opportunity, women handle money more efficiently. They have long term vision, they handle money more carefully. Muhammad Yunus

Saris on Scooters: How Microcredit is Changing Village India is a testimony in support of the above statement made by micro-credit pioneer, founder of Grameen Bank and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Muhammad Yunus. The book describes the journey of marginalized Indian women towards social and economic empowerment as explored by the renowned author and investigative journalist, Sheila McLeod Arnopoulos, during her trips to India’s remote villages between 2001 and 2008. She tells inspiring stories of incredible women living at the bottom of the human totem pole who used microcredit to lift themselves out of abject poverty and transformed lives and society in villages across India.

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