might be asking yourself why did I do that training within Grameen bank,
what is my background and motivation for doing so?
I grew up in Haiti, a country that has a special place in my life.
The very bad living conditions of the majority of the population
strongly compelled me and questioned me through my whole
childhood. But I discovered very early that these persons knew the problems
very well and, very often, the solutions as
well. I felt that they were so little knowledge or help I could
bring in that area. Thinking that you know better just because you
went to school or abroad is so wrong when you don't have the field
experience, the day-to-day vision of the situation...
also realized that the problem didn't lay in determining the problem or
finding a solution but in financing the projects they could have, their
innovative ideas. What better way of doing so than going out of
predefined financial path, make loan accessible for people that don't
have a bank borrower profile, give them the means to take their destiny
into their own hands...? This is how I got interested in micro
credit, and Grameen as a role model in particular, this is how I landed
in Bangladesh a sunny Sunday of October 1998...