Normal Pregnancy and Pain Management

Jun 21st, 2015
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She and her husband are using their breathing techniques and managing the contractions well. They are really pleased that they did not have to be induced again like last time. Melanie hopes to have a natural childbirth.

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INTRODUCTIONAll over the world, poor people have trouble borrowing money from banks. Why? Because banks want to make sure you can pay back the loan, so they want to know you already own something before they lend you money to buy more. Poor people don't own much, so they don't have this security or "collateral" to get a loan. Whether you live in a rich country like Australia or a poor country like Bangladesh, it's almost impossible for you to get a loan from a commercial bank if you're poor. Yet a very small loan can make all the difference to a poor person. The Grameen Bank in Bangladesh is helping millions of poor people, especially poor rural women, with tiny loans ("microcredit") so they can start small, create self-employment and improve their lives.SMALL STARTThe idea for the Grameen Bank (Grameen means "village" in Bengali) started in 1976 when an Economics professor, Professor Muhammad Yunus, met a local village woman, 22 year-old Sophia Khatoon, who worked seven days a week making finely woven bamboo furniture. As Sophia had no money to buy the raw material, a local trader gave her the bamboo on credit, provided she sold the finished product to him at a price he set. The result was that she was making almost nothing despite her skills and hard work. She lived in abject poverty and looked twice her age.Professor Yunus calculated Sophia was paying 10% a day - that's 3,000% a year- in interest to the trader. If she just had the money to buy the bamboo, she co

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