2008 CGAP Photo Contest

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This girl prepares radishes to take to market. She and her mother produce vegetables and a small amount of rice during the monsoon season.
(Somenath Mukhopadhyay) 1 of 25
FIRST PLACE: Vegetable Girl
India

Photo by Somenath Mukhopadhyay

This girl prepares radishes to take to market. She and her mother produce vegetables and a small amount of rice during the monsoon season. 

Photo by Somenath Mukhopadhyay. This girl prepares radishes to take to market. She and her mother produce vegetables and a small amount of rice.
A woman in Khuri village in Rajasthan, India, spins yarn in the traditional way.
(Kushal Gangopadhyay) 2 of 25
SECOND PLACE: Spinning
India

Photo by Kushal Gangopadhyay

A woman in Khuri village in Rajasthan, India, spins yarn in the traditional way.

Photo by Kushal Gangopadhyay. A woman in Khuri village in Rajasthan, India, spins yarn in the traditional way.
A Muslim woman prepares newly harvested corn grain to sell at market in the Philippines.
(Ellen de Leon) 3 of 25
THIRD PLACE: Corn Drying
Philippines

Photo by Ellen de Leon

A Muslim woman prepares newly harvested corn grain to sell at market in the Philippines.

Photo by Ellen de Leon. A Muslim woman prepares newly harvested corn grain to sell at market in the Philippines.
Every winter people from all over Rajasthan travel to the Great Pushkar Fair, known as the Cattle Fair, to buy and sell camels, horses, and bulls.
(Sandipan Majumdar) 4 of 25
SPECIAL MENTION: Tradition Meets Technology
India

Photo by Sandipan Majumdar

Every winter people from all over Rajasthan travel to the Great Pushkar Fair, known as the Cattle Fair, to buy and sell camels, horses, and bulls.

Photo by Sandipan Majumdar. Every winter people from all over Rajasthan travel to the Great Pushkar Fair, known as the Cattle Fair, to buy and sell camels.
Men at work sea fishing during the early monsoon season in the Bay of Bengal.
(Saikat Mukherjee) 5 of 25
SPECIAL MENTION: Sea Fishing
India

Photo by Saikat Mukherjee

Men at work sea fishing during the early monsoon season in the Bay of Bengal.

Photo by Saikat Mukherjee. Men at work sea fishing during the early monsoon season in the Bay of Bengal.
Fisherwomen head to market, Bedberiya village in Bengal, India.
(Joydeep Mukherjee) 6 of 25
To Market
India

Photo by Joydeep Mukherjee

Fisherwomen head to market, Bedberiya village in Bengal. 

Photo by Joydeep Mukherjee. Fisherwomen head to market, Bedberiya village in Bengal.
Women stand together in solidarity atop a hilltop in India.
(Srinivasa Rao Allamsetty) 7 of 25
Solidarity
India

Photo by Srinivasa Rao Allamsetty

Women stand together in solidarity atop a hilltop in India. 

Photo by Srinivasa Rao Allamsetty. Women stand together in solidarity atop a hilltop in India.
A woman sells milk in the market to support her family. She relies on microfinance services to help manage the small dairy business she has created.
(Subhrajit Basu ) 8 of 25
Dairy Business
India

Photo by Subhrajit Basu 

A woman sells milk in the market to support her family. She relies on microfinance services to help manage the small dairy business she has created.

Photo by Subhrajit Basu. A woman sells milk in the market to support her family. She relies on microfinance services to help manage her small dairy business.
A microentrepreneur makes his mark as he hand paints bowls to sell, Kolkata, India
(Supriyo Biswas) 9 of 25
Bowls
India

Photo by Supriyo Biswas

A microentrepreneur makes his mark as he hand paints bowls to sell, Kolkata, India. 

Photo by Supriyo Biswas. A microentrepreneur makes his mark as he hand paints bowls to sell, Kolkata, India.
With the help of a microcredit loan, Amena Begum has created a livelihood for herself. She colors threads and sells them to the taant sari industry.
(Mohammed Kamrul Hasan) 10 of 25
Wheel of Change
Bangladesh

Photo by Mohammed Kamrul Hasan

With the help of a microcredit loan, Amena Begum created a livelihood for herself. She colors threads and sells them to the taant sari industry.

Photo by Mohammed Kamrul Hasan. With the help of a microcredit loan, Amena Begum created a livelihood for herself.
In villages across Bangladesh poor kids fish to feed their families. Longorpara, Sherpur District, Bangladesh.
(Mohammad Rakibul Hasan) 11 of 25
The Fishermen
Bangladesh

Photo by Mohammad Rakibul Hasan

In villages across Bangladesh poor kids fish to feed their families. 

Photo by Mohammad Rakibul Hasan. In villages across Bangladesh poor kids fish to feed their families.
Microfinance is a quiet force behind many microenterprises, like this grain business in the Philippines.
(Samuel de Leon ) 12 of 25
Golden Grains
Philippines

Photo by Samuel de Leon 

Microfinance is a quiet force behind many microenterprises, like this grain business in the Philippines. 

Photo by Samuel de Leon. Microfinance is a quiet force behind many microenterprises, like this grain business in the Philippines.
Carefully nurtured strawberry plants thrive on this strawberry farm near Baguio. Microfinance helps support time-intensive highland farming in the Philippines.
(Samuel de Leon ) 13 of 25
Strawberry Farm of La Trinidad
Philippines

Photo by Samuel de Leon 

Carefully nurtured strawberry plants thrive on a farm near Baguio. Microfinance helps support time-intensive highland farming in the Philippines. 

Photo by Samuel de Leon. Carefully nurtured strawberry plants thrive on a farm near Baguio. Microfinance helps support time-intensive highland farming.
With skill and the art of the ages, a woman applies embroidery to a barong she is sewing. Her work supports her family and keeps a tradition alive.
(Ellen de Leon ) 14 of 25
Textile Weaver
Philippines

Photo by Ellen de Leon 

With skill and the art of the ages, a woman applies embroidery to a barong she is sewing. Her work supports her family and keeps a tradition alive. 

Photo by Ellen de Leon. With skill and the art of the ages, a woman applies embroidery to a barong she is sewing. Her work supports her family.
With the help of microfinance, this man supports his family through hard times by buying and selling fish.
(Bobby Eleazar ) 15 of 25
Night Fish Vendor
Philippines

Photo by Bobby Eleazar 

With the help of microfinance, this man supports his family through hard times by buying and selling fish. 

Photo by Bobby Eleazar. With the help of microfinance, this man supports his family through hard times by buying and selling fish.
Processing rice is the main employment for women in Bangladesh.
(Mohammad Rakibul Hasan ) 16 of 25
Productivity
Bangladesh

Photo by Mohammad Rakibul Hasan

Processing rice is the main employment for women in Bangladesh. 

Photo by Mohammad Rakibul Hasan. Processing rice is the main employment for women in Bangladesh.
These men prepare to transport stones gathered by locals.
(Mohammad Rakibul Hasan ) 17 of 25
Rhythm of Stone Transportation
Bangladesh

Photo by Mohammad Rakibul Hasan 

These men prepare to transport stones gathered by locals. 

Photo by Mohammad Rakibul Hasan. These men prepare to transport stones gathered by locals.
Microfinance makes it possible for this group of fishermen to buy their nets.
(Anindya Majumdar ) 18 of 25
Together We Catch
India

Photo by Anindya Majumdar 

Microfinance makes it possible for this group of fishermen to buy their nets.

Photo by Anindya Majumdar. Microfinance makes it possible for this group of fishermen to buy their nets.
An earthquake forced entrepreneurs like Masoom Ali to quickly find creative ways to support their families. Masoom carves wood to sell at market.
(Malik Asim Mansur ) 19 of 25
Handicraftmanship
Pakistan

Photo by Malik Asim Mansur 

An earthquake forced entrepreneurs like Masoom Ali to quickly find creative ways to support their families. Masoom carves wood to sell at market.

Photo by Malik Asim Mansur. An earthquake forced entrepreneurs like Masoom Ali to quickly find creative ways to support their families.
Fishermen repair the nets at noon in Talsari, Orissa, India. Their average income is less than $100 a month.
(Partha Pal ) 20 of 25
After Fishing
India

Photo by Partha Pal 

Fishermen repair the nets at noon in Talsari, Orissa, India. Their average income is less than $100 a month. 

Photo by Partha Pai. Fishermen repair the nets at noon in Talsari, Orissa, India. Their average income is less than $100 a month.
Flower vendors at this market in Kolkata, India, come from distant rural areas to sell their flowers.
(Sudip Roychoudhury ) 21 of 25
Flower Market
India

Photo by Sudip Roychoudhury 

Flower vendors at this market in Kolkata, India, come from distant rural areas to sell their flowers. 

Photo by Sudip Roychoudhury. Flower vendors at this market in Kolkata, India, come from distant rural areas to sell their flowers.
Old women are already bustling before dawn, getting ready to go out to harvest the tiny, sweet-smelling, white flowers that only bloom at 2 a.m.
(Bobby Eleazar ) 22 of 25
Sampaguita Flower Pickers
Philippines

Photo by Bobby Eleazar 

Old women are already bustling before dawn, getting ready to go out to harvest the tiny, sweet-smelling, white flowers that only bloom at 2 a.m. 

Photo by Bobby Eleazar. Old women are already bustling before dawn, getting ready to go out to harvest white flowers that only bloom 2 a.m.
This potter tends to his craft. He was able to start his business after getting a loan from Grameen Bank.
(Sandipan Majumdar ) 23 of 25
Self Help
India

Photo by Sandipan Majumdar 

This potter tends to his craft. He was able to start his business after getting a loan from Grameen Bank.

Photo by Sandipan Majumdar. This potter tends to his craft. He was able to start his business after getting a loan from Grameen Bank.
A young artist in Raghuraipur, India, creates a pattachitra - a form of traditional artwork that is centuries old.
(Partha Pal) 24 of 25
Young Artist
India

Photo by Partha Pal

A young artist in Raghuraipur, India, creates a pattachitra - a form of traditional artwork that is centuries old. 

Photo by Partha Pal. A young artist in Raghuraipur, India, creates a pattachitra - a form of traditional artwork that is centuries old.
Basket making is one of the small industries financed by local microfinance banks in India.
(Saikat Mukherjee ) 25 of 25
Basket Weaving
India

Photo by Saikat Mukherjee 

Basket making is one of the small industries financed by local microfinance banks in India. 

Photo by Saikat Mukherjee. Basket making is one of the small industries financed by local microfinance banks in India.