By SAYED KAMALUDDIN
“Gulecha, a 48-year-old woman from Brahmandi, a village 25 miles southwest of Dhaka, has been begging for the past five years. One morning late last year, when she visited a house for alms, she was wearing the Grameen Bank badge, which prompted the lady of the house to ask Gulecha to come inside and sit. ‘I was flabbergasted. Never before anyone treated me like this,’ says Gulecha, as tears roll down her cheek. Beggars, she explains, often are treated ‘as dirt.’ ”
– People complain in this article about loaning money to beggars, that it is a Utopian idea. To me they are entrepreneurs. What is the difference between someone with a $1,000,000 loan from a bank that begs goods and services from friends and relatives and a beggar that gets a $1 loan and begs for food? Nothing. They are both business people using resources in the most efficient way possible in the hopes of bettering themselves. Go capitalism Go! -ed.