Saturday, September 8, 2007

Neuigkeiten!

Lang ists her, war viel los hier! Letzten Sonntag sind wir zu dritt (Lulu und ich mit Nwanneka, einer nigerianischen Princeton-Studentin) aufs Land aufgebrochen. 4 Tage Leben wie die Leute vor Ort in einer Filiale der Bank. Strom und Wasser waren nur selten verfuegbar, die facilities waren echt dürftig. Aber das war nach der ersten Nacht unwichtig, viel interessanter waren die Gespräche mit den Kreditnehmern der Grameen Bank. Wir haben mehrere der so genannten Centre Meetings in diversen Dörfern besucht, die Treffen bei denen die Frauen ihre Zinsen zahlen und um Kredite beantragen. Da hatten wir die Gelegenheit viele Fragen über das Leben zu stellen, wie es sich in den letzten Jahren besonders durch Grameen verändert hat, wie die Situation in der Familie aussieht, wie der wirtschaftliche Fortschritt verläuft usw.
Danach sind wir immer noch in den Dörfern rumgelaufen und haben mit einzelnen Leuten geredet und auch viele persönliche Details mit den Ladies beredet. Unser Dolmetscher hatte eine echt gute Art auf die Frauen einzugehen und auch kritische und schwierige Fragen so zu stellen, dass sich niemand angegriffen fühlte.
Generell kann man sagen, dass wir mit einer wahnsinnigen Gastfreundlichkeit und mit großen Interesse begrüßt wurden. Die Frauen, deren Häuser oder Hütten wir besucht haben, empfanden das als große Ehre; drumherum war meist eine große Menschentraube, wie eigentlich immer wenn wir irgendwo aufgetaucht sind. Es ist ein spannendes Gefühl, der erste Ausländer zu sein, den die Leute sehen.
Die Reise hat uns sehr gut getan, wir hatten viel Spass, haben uns ein bisschen von Dhaka erholt und viel über Grameen gelernt. Das System der Mikrokredite begeistert mich immer mehr, grade wenn man sieht, dass einfache Frauen, die vor 10 Jahren nichts zu essen hatten, heute ihre Kinder in die Uni schicken können. Grameen bietet neben den Kleinkrediten noch so viel mehr: health care, education loans, housing loans, ein pension scheme in das jeder einzahlen muss und und und.
Mit dem Dolmetscher hatte ich ausserdem die Gelegenheit ausführlich über das Land, die Vergangenheit und die Zukunft zu reden. Prof. Yunus, der Gründer der Bank will bis 2020 Armut aus Bangladesch verbannen, darüber haben wir viel diskutiert. Auch die Geschichte, die willkürliche Aufteilung des Subkontinents durch die Engländer, die Trennung von Pakistan und der Bürgerkrieg sind wirklich spannend; ich hatte vorher kaum was drüber gewusst.

Wir sind Donnerstag wieder hier angekommen, also grade rechtzeitig fürs Wochenende vor Ort, das von Freitag bis Samstag geht. Mittlerweile hat sich eine Gruppe aus Interns und Bengalis gebildet, sehr interessant. Besonders die Bengalen, die wir kennengelernt haben, sind wirklich spannend. Alle haben im Ausland studiert, in den USA und in Europa, und sind jetzt wieder hier um zu arbeiten. Zwei sind Kinder von UN Botschaftern, also viel rumgekommen, der Vater von einem anderen baut grade eine neue Partei auf um bei den Neuwahlen im Dezember 08 die Caretaker Regierung abzulösen. Eine neue Partei ist auch nötig, seit ein paar Tagen sind die Chefinnen der beiden Parteien im Knast.
Krass ist übrigens auch der Unterschied, den wir im Leben der Bevölkerung in kurzer Zeit erleben. Direkt von unserem Fieldtrip sind wir zu einer Party bei einem Local gegangen. Sehr stylische Wohnung, für den Abend gabs ein eigenes Cocktailmenü. Morgen sind wir bei einem anderen zum Abendessen eingeladen. Auch das wird sicherlich wieder sehr anders als das, dass wir auf dem Land erleben. Die Unterschiede sind eigentlich ein bisschen bedrückend, aber beide Welten sind faszinierend.

Morgen poste ich dann auch mal wieder ein paar Fotos.

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