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Harvesting salt in Khanh Hoa
(Ngo Quang Phuc) 1 of 29
FIRST PLACE: Salty Taste of Life
Vietnam

Photo by Ngo Quang Phuc

Harvesting salt in Khanh Hoa. 

Photo by Ngo Quang Phuc. Harvesting salt in Khanh Hoa.
Private enterprise workers from Huynh Khang drying fish for export. Rach Gia City, Kian Giang Province, Vietnam.
(Dien Truong Minh) 2 of 29
SECOND PLACE: Drying Fish
Vietnam

Photo by Dien Truong Minh

Private enterprise workers from Huynh Khang drying fish for export. Rach Gia City, Kian Giang Province, Vietnam.

Photo by Dien Truong Minh. Private enterprise workers from Huynh Khang drying fish for export. Rach Gia City, Kian Giang Province, Vietnam.
These workers have started a joint venture. With a loan from the state government, they bought a stone crushing machine to be used for construction.
(Joydeep Mukherjee) 3 of 29
THIRD PLACE: Together We Can
India

Photo by Joydeep Mukherjee

These workers have started a joint venture. With a loan from the state government, they bought a stone crushing machine to be used for construction. 

Photo by Joydeep Mukherjee. These workers have started a joint venture. With a loan from the government, they bought a stone crushing machine for construction.
asket making is a common industry in small mountain town of China, bringing economic benefits for rural people.
(Mei Zhenyang) 4 of 29
East Asia Regional Winner: Basket Making
China

Photo by Mei Zhenyang

Basket making is a common industry in small mountain town of China, bringing economic benefits for rural people.

Photo by Mei Zhenyang. Basket making is a common industry in small mountain town of China, bringing economic benefits for rural people.
This man sells coal in plastic bags outside of his house in the poor district of Belen, in the Peruvian city of Iquitos.
5 of 29
Latin America Regional Winner: Coal Seller
Peru

Photo by Marco Simola

This man sells coal in plastic bags outside of his house in the poor district of Belen, in the Peruvian city of Iquitos.

Photo by Marco Simola. This man sells coal in plastic bags outside of his house in the poor district of Belen, in the Peruvian city of Iquitos.
In villages in Bangladesh, people make a small business of breeding ducks. When they are bigger, they will be sold in the market.
6 of 29
South Asia Regional Winner: The Duck Shepherd
Bangladesh

Photo by Mohammed Khalid Rayhan

In villages in Bangladesh, people make a small business of breeding ducks. When they are bigger, they will be sold in the market.

Photo by Mohammed Khalid Rayhan. In villages in Bangladesh, people make a small business of breeding ducks.
Jeanne Ugirimbabazi sews a handbag for Indego Africa at Cocoki, a women's cooperative in Kigali, Rwanda.
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Africa Regional Winner: A Day at Cocoki
Rwanda

Photo by Jonathan Kalan

Jeanne Ugirimbabazi sews a handbag for Indego Africa at Cocoki, a women's cooperative in Kigali, Rwanda.

Photo by Jonathan Kalan. Jeanne Ugirimbabazi sews a handbag for Indego Africa at Cocoki, a women's cooperative in Kigali, Rwanda.
By taking a bank loan, this potter was able to restart his family business, which has been closed for two years due to lack of funding.
8 of 29
Pottery
Vietnam

Photo by Thanh Hai Nguyen

By taking a bank loan, this potter was able to restart his family business, which has been closed for two years due to lack of funding.

Photo by Thanh Hai Nguyen. By taking a bank loan, this potter was able to restart his business, which has been closed for two years due to lack of funding.
This research field is used to test the rice plant varieties that will adapt to the environment in Bangladesh. Local NGOs support the research.
9 of 29
The Research Field
Bangladesh

Photo by Probal Rashid

This research field is used to test the rice plant varieties that will adapt to the environment in Bangladesh. Local NGOs support the research.

Photo by Probal Rashid. With support from local NGOs, this research field is used to test rice plant varieties that adapt to the environment in Bangladesh.
A fisherman holds onto the roof of the train as he travels five hours every day to reach Dhaka where he will sell his fish to the vendors in the market.
10 of 29
Nothing to Hold On
Bangladesh

Photo by GMB Akash

A fisherman holds onto the roof of the train as he travels five hours every day to reach Dhaka where he will sell his fish to the vendors in the market. 

Photo by GMB Akash. A fisherman holds onto the roof of the train as he travels five hours every day to reach Dhaka where he will sell his fish to vendors.
In coastal China, fish farming creates employment opportunities.
(Yinhua Liu) 11 of 29
Fish Farming
China

Photo by Yinhua Liu

In coastal China, fish farming creates employment opportunities. 

Photo by Yinhua Liu. In coastal China, fish farming creates employment opportunities.
People sell mangos at the local market. They take microcredit loans from Agriculture Bank which they use to lease land to plant and harvest mangos.
12 of 29
Mango Market
Bangladesh

Photo by M. Yousuf Tushar

People sell mangos at the local market. They take microcredit loans from Agriculture Bank which they use to lease land to plant and harvest mangos.

Photo by M. Yousuf Tushar. People sell mangos at the local market. They take microcredit loans from Agriculture Bank which they use to lease land to harvest.
Many small business owners in the floating market use capital from microloans.
13 of 29
Floating Market
Vietnam

Photo by Thanh Hai Nguyen

Many small business owners in the floating market use capital from microloans.

Photo by Thanh Hai Nguyen. Many small business owners in the floating market use capital from microloans.
Carving hats is a traditional village craft.
14 of 29
Hats
Vietnam

Photo by Binh Ngo Thanh

Carving hats is a traditional village craft.

Photo by Binh Ngo Thanh. Carving hats is a traditional village craft.
Shahida Banu is a flood victim who came to Dhaka five years’ ago. To survive, she started cooking for workers of Kawran bazaar.
15 of 29
Survivor
Bangladesh

Photo by GMB Akash

Shahida Banu is a flood victim who came to Dhaka five years’ ago. To survive, she started cooking for workers of Kawran bazaar. 

Photo by GMB Akash. Shahida Banu is a flood victim who came to Dhaka five years’ ago. To survive, she started cooking for workers of Kawran bazaar.
Workers harvesting rice in Vietnam by Ngo Quang Phuc
16 of 29
Harvest Time
Vietnam

Photo by Ngo Quang Phuc

Workers harvesting rice in rural Vietnam. 

Photo by Ngo Quang Phuc. Workers harvesting rice in rural Vietnam
Microfinance creates opportunities for enterprise, helping to support families.
17 of 29
Winter Life
China

Photo by Zhang Quanli

Microfinance creates opportunities for enterprise, helping to support families.

Photo by Zhang Quanli. Microfinance creates opportunities for enterprise, helping to support families.
Threshing the rice plants. Photograph taken in Birbhum, West Bengal.
(Amit Mukherjee) 18 of 29
To Thresh Paddy
India

Photo by Amit Mukherjee

A woman threshing the rice plants in Birbhum, West Bengal.

Photo by Amit Mukherjee. A woman threshing the rice plants in Birbhum, West Bengal.
Farida Parveen is a successful entrepreneur in Manikgong district. She was destitute until taking a loan to start a small poultry farm.
19 of 29
Bird Rearing
Bangladesh

Photo by Khandaker Nazmul Haque

Farida Parveen is a successful entrepreneur in Manikgong district. She was destitute until taking a loan to start a small poultry farm.

Photo by Khandaker Nazmul Haque. Farida is a successful entrepreneur who was destitute until taking a loan to start a small poultry farm.
An innovative financial intermediary that uses existing mobile networks to offer financial services to make it possible to transfer money for poor people.
20 of 29
Customer Service
India

Photo by Marco Gualazzini

This innovative financial intermediary uses existing mobile networks to offer financial services to poor people. 

Photo by Marco Gualazzini. This innovative financial intermediary uses existing mobile networks to offer financial services to poor people.
Fishing in the Bay of Bengal in Bangladesh. Fishing is the only profession of this island's poor people. They use microloans to buy nets, and repair boats.
21 of 29
Fishing at Saint Martin's Island
Bangladesh

Photo by M. Yousuf Tushar

Fishing in the Bay of Bengal in Bangladesh. Fishing is the only profession of this island's poor people. They use microloans to buy nets and repair boats.

Photo by M. Yousuf Tushar. Fishing is the only profession of this island's poor people. They use microloans to buy nets and repair boats.
Two women husking paddy harvested from the fields.
22 of 29
Harvest Season
Bangladesh

Photo by Mohammad Moniruzzaman

Two women husking paddy harvested from the fields. 

Photo by Mohammad Moniruzzaman. Two women husking paddy harvested from the fields.
This man is working in one of the rare small wooden tailor shops by the road side in northern Malaysia. He works while the rest of us are asleep.
23 of 29
Midnight Tailor
Malaysia

Photo by Mohd Nazri Sulaiman

This man is working in one of the rare small wooden tailor shops by the road side in northern Malaysia. He works while the rest of us are asleep.

Photo by Mohd Nazri Sulaiman. This man is working in one of the rare small wooden tailor shops by the road side in northern Malaysia.
A client reimburses part of a microfinance loan that she received from Fonkoze in Limbe, Haiti.
(Darcy Kiefel) 24 of 29
Haitian Gourdes in Hand
Haiti

Photo by Darcy Kiefel

A client reimburses part of a microfinance loan that she received from Fonkoze in Limbe, Haiti.

Photo by Darcy Kiefel. A client reimburses part of a microfinance loan that she received from Fonkoze in Limbe, Haiti.
It is a custom from ancient India to produce threads for dress materials.
25 of 29
Old Charka
India

Photo by Seshadri Moitra

It is a custom from ancient India to produce threads for dress materials.

Photo by Seshadri Moitra. It is a custom from ancient India to produce threads for dress materials.
Bitumen and other oils and chemicals are shipped in steel drums. These drums are cut into sheets for recycling. This man gets 20 taka (.3$) for each drum.
26 of 29
Recycling
Bangladesh

Photo by Abdul Aziz

Bitumen and other oils and chemicals are shipped in steel drums. These drums are cut into sheets for recycling. This man gets 20 taka (.3$) for each drum. 

Photo by Abdul Aziz. Bitumen and other oils and chemicals are shipped in steel drums. These drums are cut into sheets for recycling.
It is taken at a moment when a beam of sunshine streams through the dark clouds onto the savings box of one of a co-operative group. Photograph taken in Soroti in eastern Uganda.
(Egil Mongstad) 27 of 29
Light in Darkness
Uganda

Photo by Egil Mongstad

A beam of sunshine streams through the dark clouds onto the savings box of one of a co-operative group. 

Photo by Egil Mongstad. A beam of sunshine streams through the dark clouds onto the savings box of one of a co-operative group.
A self employed artist creates statues of gods and goddesses in preparation for Durga Puja, the great Hindu festival. The sculptor uses loans from the local credit society in Calcutta to buy his materials in the run-up to the festival.
(Kaushik Majumder) 28 of 29
Creation
India

Photo by Kaushik Majumder

A self employed artist creates statues of gods and goddesses. The sculptor uses loans from local credit to buy his materials in the run-up to the festival.

Photo by Kaushik Majumder. A self employed artist creates statues of gods and goddesses. The sculptor uses loans from local credit to buy his materials.
This young girl from the H'mong tribe is taking her dog to market to sell.
29 of 29
Going to Market
Vietnam

Photo by Dinh Manh Tai

This young girl from the H'mong tribe is taking her dog to market to sell.

Photo by Dinh Manh Tai. This young girl from the H'mong tribe is taking her dog to market to sell.
  • Harvesting salt in Khanh Hoa
  • Private enterprise workers from Huynh Khang drying fish for export. Rach Gia City, Kian Giang Province, Vietnam.
  • These workers have started a joint venture. With a loan from the state government, they bought a stone crushing machine to be used for construction.
  • asket making is a common industry in small mountain town of China, bringing economic benefits for rural people.
  • This man sells coal in plastic bags outside of his house in the poor district of Belen, in the Peruvian city of Iquitos.
  • In villages in Bangladesh, people make a small business of breeding ducks. When they are bigger, they will be sold in the market.
  • Jeanne Ugirimbabazi sews a handbag for Indego Africa at Cocoki, a women's cooperative in Kigali, Rwanda.
  • By taking a bank loan, this potter was able to restart his family business, which has been closed for two years due to lack of funding.
  • This research field is used to test the rice plant varieties that will adapt to the environment in Bangladesh. Local NGOs support the research.
  • A fisherman holds onto the roof of the train as he travels five hours every day to reach Dhaka where he will sell his fish to the vendors in the market.
  • In coastal China, fish farming creates employment opportunities.
  • People sell mangos at the local market. They take microcredit loans from Agriculture Bank which they use to lease land to plant and harvest mangos.
  • Many small business owners in the floating market use capital from microloans.
  • Carving hats is a traditional village craft.
  • Shahida Banu is a flood victim who came to Dhaka five years’ ago. To survive, she started cooking for workers of Kawran bazaar.
  • Workers harvesting rice in Vietnam by Ngo Quang Phuc
  • Microfinance creates opportunities for enterprise, helping to support families.
  • Threshing the rice plants. Photograph taken in Birbhum, West Bengal.
  • Farida Parveen is a successful entrepreneur in Manikgong district. She was destitute until taking a loan to start a small poultry farm.
  • An innovative financial intermediary that uses existing mobile networks to offer financial services to make it possible to transfer money for poor people.
  • Fishing in the Bay of Bengal in Bangladesh. Fishing is the only profession of this island's poor people. They use microloans to buy nets, and repair boats.
  • Two women husking paddy harvested from the fields.
  • This man is working in one of the rare small wooden tailor shops by the road side in northern Malaysia. He works while the rest of us are asleep.
  • A client reimburses part of a microfinance loan that she received from Fonkoze in Limbe, Haiti.
  • It is a custom from ancient India to produce threads for dress materials.
  • Bitumen and other oils and chemicals are shipped in steel drums. These drums are cut into sheets for recycling. This man gets 20 taka (.3$) for each drum.
  • It is taken at a moment when a beam of sunshine streams through the dark clouds onto the savings box of one of a co-operative group. Photograph taken in Soroti in eastern Uganda.
  • A self employed artist creates statues of gods and goddesses in preparation for Durga Puja, the great Hindu festival. The sculptor uses loans from the local credit society in Calcutta to buy his materials in the run-up to the festival.
  • This young girl from the H'mong tribe is taking her dog to market to sell.