Green Energy for a Billion Poor: How Grameen Shakti Created a Winning Model for Social Business

Green Energy for a Billion Poor: How Grameen Shakti Created a Winning Model for Social Business

by Nancy Wimmer

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Overview

Witness the economic and social innovations of Grameen Shakti, sister company of the Nobel Prize winning Grameen Bank.

  • Shakti masters the unique art of rural business, letting five million people benefit from light, electricity and additional income.
  • Shakti is the vanguard model for tackling the enormous market of a billion villagers living far from the electric grid in developing countries.
  • Read about Shakti's inner mechanics, services, strategies and values—and understand its success.
  • Enjoy the lively exotic stories told by pioneers in Bangladesh.


Foreword by Prof. Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Laureate

... I congratulate Nancy Wimmer for getting interested in the activities of Grameen Shakti and studying it so deeply to bring out what makes it work.
She did not stop at presenting the philosophy and the impressive results produced by Grameen Shakti, she went beyond them to discover and understand the foot soldiers-cum-creators of Grameen Shakti. That makes this book very unique ...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783943310009
Publisher: MCRE Verlag UG
Publication date: 02/07/2012
Pages: 226
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.52(d)

About the Author

Nancy Wimmer is an entrepreneur, researcher and advisor to the
World Council of Renewable Energy.
She specializes in microfinance and rural electrification.
She has been involved with the
Grameen Bank since 1990 and with Grameen Shakti since its inception in 1996. Meet her at www.microSOLAR.com

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