2012 CGAP Photo Contest

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Men are separating charcoal in order to present them at the market.
(Yavuz Sariyildiz) 1 of 30
FIRST PRIZE: Smoke of Charcoal
Turkey

Photo by Yavuz Sariyildiz

Men are separating charcoal in order to sell at the local market. 

Photo by Yavuz Sariyildiz. Men are separating charcoal in order to sell at the local market.
A warmhouse in Siberia constructed of 6000 bottles The structure is a form of renewable energy in the Krasnoyarsk region of Russia.  Photo by Andrey Rudakov.
(Andrey Rudakov ) 2 of 30
SECOND PRIZE: Warmhouse in Siberia
Russia

Photo by Andrey Rudakov 

A warmhouse constructed of 6000 bottles. The structure is a form of renewable energy in the Krasnoyarsk region of Russia. 

Photo by Andrey Rudakov. A warmhouse constructed of 6000 bottles. The structure is a form of renewable energy in the Krasnoyarsk region of Russia.
A mother holds her baby while getting soup
(Wang Xiaohong) 3 of 30
THIRD PRIZE: Happiness
China

Photo by Wang Xiaohong

This family runs a workshop making sweet potatoes and plants into vermicelli. Work is hard, but they have a happy life.

Photo by Wang Xiaohong. This family runs a workshop making sweet potatoes and plants into vermicelli. Work is hard, but they have a happy life.
A bookseller at one of the largest market bookstores in Baghdad.
(Qayssar Alwarda) 4 of 30
People's Choice: The Book Suffers
Iraq

Photo by Qayssar Alwarda

A bookseller in one of Baghdad's largest markets sells used books to sustain a living. 

Photo by Qayssar Alwarda. A bookseller in one of Baghdad's largest markets sells used books to sustain a living.
These ladies are harvesting seaweed to sell it to a factory that exports to Japan.
(Wim Opmeer) 5 of 30
Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Winner: Harvesting Seaweed
Tanzania

Photo by Wim Opmeer

This lady was able to buy the poles and the ropes she uses to grow seaweed in the sea with the help of a microfinance loan. 

Photo by Wim Opmeer. This lady was able to buy the poles and the ropes she uses to grow seaweed in the sea with the help of a microfinance loan.
Working together in Talesh City mountains.
(Reza Golchin) 6 of 30
Middle East and North Africa Regional Winner: Life
Iran

Photo by Reza Golchin

Working together in Talesh City mountains. 

Photo by Reza Golchin. Working together in Talesh City mountains.
A Haitian artist proudly stands in his showroom with his art work.  His business has expanded and enabled him to hire through microfinancing provided by Eppleseed Arts.
(Joseph Molieri ) 7 of 30
Latin America and Caribbean Regional Winner: Haitian Artist
Haiti

Photo by Joseph Molieri 

A Haitian artist proudly stands in his showroom. His business has expanded through microfinancing provided by Eppleseed Arts.

Photo by Joseph Molieri. A Haitian artist proudly stands in his showroom. His business has expanded through microfinancing provided by Eppleseed Arts.
Microfinance is playing an important role in our economy by helping these workers export their dry fishes.
(KM Asad) 8 of 30
South Asia Regional Winner: Dry Fish
Bangladesh

Photo by KM Asad 

Microfinance is playing an important role in the economy by helping these workers export their dry fishes. 

Photo by KM Asad. Microfinance is playing an important role in the economy by helping these workers export their dry fishes.
An old man who is a bean seller around his village in Bogor, Indonesia.
(Mohammad Nazri bin Sulaiman ) 9 of 30
East Asia and Pacific Regional Winner: Bean Seller
Indoensia

Photo by Mohammad Nazri bin Sulaiman 

An old man who is a bean seller around his village in Bogor, Indonesia. 

Photo by Mohammad Nazri bin Sulaiman. An old man who is a bean seller around his village in Bogor, Indonesia.
In the sun and under the trees, this craft worker stretches silk fibers for textiles and clothing.
(Dinh Manh Tai) 10 of 30
Special Mention: Shine
Vietnam

Photo by Dinh Manh Tai

In the sun and under the trees, this craft worker stretches silk fibers for textiles and clothing. 

Photo by Dinh Manh Tai. In the sun and under the trees, this craft worker stretches silk fibers for textiles and clothing.
This man is working on producing ceramics in Anatolia. There are many ceramic producers in this are and most of them try to increase their sales by selling to in other European countries.
(Yavuz Sariyildiz ) 11 of 30
Special Mention: Craftsman of Ceramic
Turkey

Photo by Yavuz Sariyildiz 

This man is working on producing ceramics in Anatolia, where many ceramic producers in this area work. 

Photo by Yavuz Sariyildiz. This man is working on producing ceramics in Anatolia, where many ceramic producers in this area work.
A village workshop of musical instruments runs with the help of financial backing by microfinance.
(Kaushik Majumder ) 12 of 30
Special Mention: Musical Shop
India

Photo by Kaushik Majumder 

A village workshop of musical instruments is run with the help of financial backing by microfinance. 

Photo by Kaushik Majumder. A village workshop of musical instruments is run with the help of financial backing by microfinance.
A man casts his fishing line through a hole in the ice as he sits inside a plastic tent on the icy surface of the frozen Tom river in Siberia.
(Andrey Rudakov ) 13 of 30
Special Mention: Siberian Fisherman
Russia

Photo by Andrey Rudakov 

A man casts his fishing line through a hole in the ice as he sits inside a plastic tent on the icy surface. 

Photo by Andrey Rudakov. A man casts his fishing line through a hole in the ice as he sits inside a plastic tent on the icy surface.
Women transport crops along the sand in Vietnam.
(Vo Anh Kiet ) 14 of 30
Against the Wind
Vietnam

Photo by Vo Anh Kiet 

Women transport crops along the sand in Vietnam. 

Photo by Vo Anh Kiet. Women transport crops along the sand in Vietnam.
Fish farmers in Son Tra cave in the mountains of Vietnam.
(Ngo Quang Phuc ) 15 of 30
To Catch Fish
Vietnam

Photo by Ngo Quang Phuc 

Fish farmers in Son Tra cave in the mountains of Vietnam.  

Photo by Ngo Quang Phuc. Fish farmers in Son Tra cave in the mountains of Vietnam.
Microfinance loans help shepherds to enlarge their duck farms thereby increasing their income.
(Andi Sucirta ) 16 of 30
Alabio Duck Shepherd
Indonesia

Photo by Andi Sucirta 

Microfinace loans help shepherds enlarge their duck farms thereby increasing their income.

Photo by Andi Sucirta. Microfinace loans help shepherds enlarge their duck farms thereby increasing their income.
With the help of a small loan, local people are trying to establish their own business.
(Joydeep Mukherjee ) 17 of 30
Women Shop
India

Photo by Joydeep Mukherjee 

With the help of a small loan, local people are trying to establish their own business. 

Photo by Joydeep Mukherjee. With the help of a small loan, local people are trying to establish their own business.
A woman carries fuel wood at little Runna of Kutch in Gujarat, India.
(Prakash Hatvalne) 18 of 30
Miles to Go
India

Photo by Prakash Hatvalne 

A woman carries fuel wood at little Runna of Kutch in Gujarat, India.

Photo by Prakash Hatvalne. A woman carries fuel wood at little Runna of Kutch in Gujarat, India.
Dry fish production is one of the root level economic inclusions in the largest sea fish landing station of Chittagong city.
(Abdul Aziz Apu) 19 of 30
The Slivery Dreams
Bangladesh

Photo by Abdul Aziz Apu

Dry fish production is one of the root level economic inclusions in the largest sea fish landing station of Chittagong city.

Photo by Abdul Aziz Apu. Dry fish production is one of the root level economic inclusions in the largest sea fish landing station of Chittagong city.
Two women and a man are drying paddy in a village of Bangladesh.
(Mohammad Moniruzzaman ) 20 of 30
Drying Paddy
Bangladesh

Photo by Mohammad Moniruzzaman 

Two women and a man are drying paddy in a village of Bangladesh. 

Photo by Mohammad Moniruzzaman. Two women and a man are drying paddy in a village of Bangladesh.
This old man is selling chicen in the market place.
(Yavuz Sariyildiz) 21 of 30
Chicken Barbecue
Turkey

Photo by Yavuz Sariyildiz 

This old man is selling chicken in the market place.

Photo by Yavuz Sariyildiz. This old man is selling chicken in the market place.
The locals in Uzbekistan live mainly an agricultural way of life.
(Anvar Khodzhaniyavoz ) 22 of 30
Hay
Uzbekistan

Photo by Anvar Khodzhaniyavoz 

The locals in Uzbekistan live mainly an agricultural way of life. 

Photo by Anvar Khodzhaniyavoz. The locals in Uzbekistan live mainly an agricultural way of life.
Workers sort anchovies to be dried in the sun.
(Ngo Quang Phuc) 23 of 30
Anchovy Season
Vietnam

Photo by Ngo Quang Phuc 

Workers sort anchovies to be dried in the sun. 

Photo by Ngo Quang Phuc. Workers sort anchovies to be dried in the sun.
A mobile credit officer from Nicaragua prepares for her journey to the next town. Credit officers often must traverse rough, rural roads in order to reach their clients.
(Photo Courtesy of Pro Mujer ) 24 of 30
Mobile Credit Officer
Nicaragua

Photo Courtesy of Pro Mujer 

A mobile credit officer prepares for her journey through rough, rural roads in order to reach her clients.

Photo Courtesy of Pro Mujer. A mobile credit officer prepares for her journey through rough, rural roads in order to reach her clients.
All the family members work during season in the field.
(Erkan Kalenderli ) 25 of 30
Seasonal Worker
Turkey

Photo by Erkan Kalenderli 

All the family members work in the field during harvest season. 

Photo by Erkan Kalenderli. All the family members work in the field during harvest season.
Making traditional wooden boats called phinis. This industry is moving forward with microfinace loans and managed to open many job opportunities for local people.
(Andi Sucirta ) 26 of 30
Traditional Boat Makers
Indonesia

Photo by Andi Sucirta 

Men making traditional wooden boats called phinis. This industry is moving forward with microfinace loans. 

Photo by Andi Sucirta. Men making traditional wooden boats called phinis. This industry is moving forward with microfinace loans.
This man started a hosiery thread factory in the basement of his house.
(Joydeep Mukherjee ) 27 of 30
Thread Factory
India

Photo by Joydeep Mukherjee 

This man started a hosiery thread factory in the basement of his house.

Photo by Joydeep Mukherjee. This man started a hosiery thread factory in the basement of his house.
This floating market is important because it opened access to the economy for people who stay at remote areas along Martapura rivers.
(Andi Sucirta) 28 of 30
Floating Market
Indonesia

Photo by Andi Sucirta 

This floating market is important because it opened access to the economy for people who stay at remote areas along Martapura rivers. 

Photo by Andi Sucirta. This floating market is important because it opened access to the economy for people who stay at remote areas along Martapura rivers.
Women farmers are widely seen in the south east of Turkey.
(Omer Gencal ) 29 of 30
Goat Feeder
Turkey

Photo by Omer Gencal 

Women farmers are widely seen in the south east of Turkey.

Photo by Omer Gencal. Female farmers are widely seen in the south east of Turkey.
A machinist repairs defective motors alike as his source of  livelihood.
(Raniel Jose Castaneda) 30 of 30
The Machinist
The Philippines

Photo by Raniel Jose Castaneda 

A machinist repairs defective motors as his source of livelihood.

Photo by Raniel Jose Castaneda. A machinist repairs defective motors as his source of livelihood.
  • Men are separating charcoal in order to present them at the market.
  • A warmhouse in Siberia constructed of 6000 bottles The structure is a form of renewable energy in the Krasnoyarsk region of Russia.  Photo by Andrey Rudakov.
  • A mother holds her baby while getting soup
  • A bookseller at one of the largest market bookstores in Baghdad.
  • These ladies are harvesting seaweed to sell it to a factory that exports to Japan.
  • Working together in Talesh City mountains.
  • A Haitian artist proudly stands in his showroom with his art work.  His business has expanded and enabled him to hire through microfinancing provided by Eppleseed Arts.
  • Microfinance is playing an important role in our economy by helping these workers export their dry fishes.
  • An old man who is a bean seller around his village in Bogor, Indonesia.
  • In the sun and under the trees, this craft worker stretches silk fibers for textiles and clothing.
  • This man is working on producing ceramics in Anatolia. There are many ceramic producers in this are and most of them try to increase their sales by selling to in other European countries.
  • A village workshop of musical instruments runs with the help of financial backing by microfinance.
  • A man casts his fishing line through a hole in the ice as he sits inside a plastic tent on the icy surface of the frozen Tom river in Siberia.
  • Women transport crops along the sand in Vietnam.
  • Fish farmers in Son Tra cave in the mountains of Vietnam.
  • Microfinance loans help shepherds to enlarge their duck farms thereby increasing their income.
  • With the help of a small loan, local people are trying to establish their own business.
  • A woman carries fuel wood at little Runna of Kutch in Gujarat, India.
  • Dry fish production is one of the root level economic inclusions in the largest sea fish landing station of Chittagong city.
  • Two women and a man are drying paddy in a village of Bangladesh.
  • This old man is selling chicen in the market place.
  • The locals in Uzbekistan live mainly an agricultural way of life.
  • Workers sort anchovies to be dried in the sun.
  • A mobile credit officer from Nicaragua prepares for her journey to the next town. Credit officers often must traverse rough, rural roads in order to reach their clients.
  • All the family members work during season in the field.
  • Making traditional wooden boats called phinis. This industry is moving forward with microfinace loans and managed to open many job opportunities for local people.
  • This man started a hosiery thread factory in the basement of his house.
  • This floating market is important because it opened access to the economy for people who stay at remote areas along Martapura rivers.
  • Women farmers are widely seen in the south east of Turkey.
  • A machinist repairs defective motors alike as his source of  livelihood.