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Grameen Bank

LC control no.n 84207242
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Corporate name headingGrameen Bank
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Variant(s)Grāmīṇa Byāṃka
Beginning date1983-10
Found inHossain, M. Credit for the rural poor, 1984: t.p. (Grameen Bank; Bangladesh)
New Delhi manual auth. cd. (variants: Grāmīṇa Byaṃka) (Grameen Bank; The origin of Grameen Bank can be traced back to 1976 when Professor Muhammad Yunus, Head of the Rural Economics Program at the University of Chittagong, launched an action research project to examine the possibility of designing a credit delivery system to provide banking services targeted at the rural poor. The Grameen Bank Project (Grameen means "rural" or "village" in the Bangla language). In October 1983, the Grameen Bank Project [no publs. in LC data base] was transformed into an independent bank by government legislation)