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Photo Contest – CGAP 2015

Compared to the ancient period, the technologies in all fields today very speed. Few years back, If we want money, go to bank, stand in a long line, after that only we can get money, But now a day’s swipe card, online transaction, balance checked online. Now days there are 2 billion “unbanked “people around the world.

Same that the photography technology also gets bigger improvement. The CGAP (Consultative Group to Assist the Poor) initiate financial services. It runs competition of photography in the topic of struggles and successes. From 77 countries 3300 people are participated. The judges selected some photos and gave reason for that. Today I appreciate the photographers by posting their photographs. I hope you also admire them.

Image Credit : HERE

The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor-Photo Contest (1)

The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor-Photo Contest

Honorable Mention: A gravel-crushing workplace in Chittagong, Bangladesh remains full of dust and sand. These workers have come to work here for six months. Afterward they will return home or move on to other work

The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor-Photo Contest (2)

The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor-Photo Contest

Latin America and the Caribbean Region: Eleuterio Arturo Leon Mejia, who is more than 90 years old, has been dedicated to the profession of hairdresser since he was 25 years old. From his barber’s chair, he has given style and elegance to several generations of his neighbors. He lives in Carhuaz (Ancash), Peru, together with his children and grandchildren, who are engaged in agriculture. With this small but appreciated business, he continues to contribute to his family.

The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor-Photo Contest (3)

The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor-Photo Contest

Smallholder Families: Old Ladakhi women work in a mountain field. They grow vegetables to sell it at local market in Ladakh in northern India.

The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor-Photo Contest (4)

The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor-Photo Contest

Honorable Mention: Duck breeding and egg harvesting is the main income for this family in Vietnam.

The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor-Photo Contest (5)

The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor-Photo Contest

Third Place: A teen girl helps her father in a potter’s village in Mankundu, West Bengal, India. Five years ago, they have started the pottery with a small loan from Co-operative Bank in their home. After making clay pots, they sell it in the local market of Chandanagar.

The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor-Photo Contest (6)

The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor-Photo Contest

Honorable Mention: A Chinese herdsman family, with support through loans, bought thousands of sheep. They sell wool, goat’s milk, and mutton to make a living.

The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor-Photo Contest (7)

The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor-Photo Contest

Sub-Saharan Africa Region: Smallholder farmer Farida Balama harvests maize in Tanzania. She works with her father Beatus to help provide for their family, including her 20 sibilings. Her father could not afford to educate her or her siblings of the same age group, but since receiving planting supplies on credit from One Acre Fund, his harvest yields have improved and they are able to enroll the younger children.

The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor-Photo Contest (8)

The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor-Photo Contest

Eastern Europe and Central Asia Region: A peasant family in Bursa Aksu village, Turkey, make tomato paste.

The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor-Photo Contest (9)

The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor-Photo Contest

Small Business Enterprises: An Indian man makes a traditional silk sari at the first floor of his small house in Varanasi.

The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor-Photo Contest (10)

The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor-Photo Contest

Honorable Mention: Asgar Mia works in a small re-rolling industry. Small industries are rapidly growing in Bangladesh and facilitating many job opportunities for unemployed people.

The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor-Photo Contest (11)

The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor-Photo Contest

Honorable Mention: A young boy and his father work in their shop bending iron in Kolkata, India.

The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor-Photo Contest (12)

The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor-Photo Contest

Honorable Mention: A man at work storing Betel nut in a local market at Teknaf, Bangladesh.

The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor-Photo Contest (13)

The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor-Photo Contest

Digital Finance: Although this Indian woman comes from a remote village 50 kilometers away to sell ginger and garlic in the city, she is always smiling. She and other street vendors have no permanent place to sell their goods but manage to find places to do so, like under a truck or a bridge.

The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor-Photo Contest (14)

The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor-Photo Contest

Honorable Mention: Camel sellers enter a market in Egypt.

The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor-Photo Contest (15)

The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor-Photo Contest

Honorable Mention: An Indian man looks out though a small window in his shop while a woman enters through an adjacent lane. The owner of the shop uses electricity and telephone cables to run his shop and finance himself.

The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor-Photo Contest (16)

The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor-Photo Contest

Honorable Mention: In a fishing village in Nhatran, Vietnam, these women are repairing fishnets for their husbands for the next journey to the ocean.

The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor-Photo Contest (17)

The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor-Photo Contest

Grand Prize: A family farms their paddy field during monsoon season in Chilkirhaat, Cooch Behar, West Bengal, India. Rice is the staple food of the state, and paddy cultivation plays a major role. Men, women and even children take part

The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor-Photo Contest (18)

The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor-Photo Contest

Middle East and North Africa Region: A watch repairman at work in Bur Dubai.

The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor-Photo Contest (19)

The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor-Photo Contest

Second Place: In China, fishermen use nets early in the morning. They sell their catch at the market to make a living.

The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor-Photo Contest (20)

The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor-Photo Contest

East Asia and Pacific Region: Workers pass through dunes in the morning in Vietnam


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