CGAP Photo Contest
November 1, 2015 6:44 AM   Subscribe

"Now in its 10th year, the annual CGAP Photo Contest aims to demonstrate the ways financial inclusion can help poor people transition out of poverty and lead more financially secure lives." Note, it's worth reading the "Why it’s Relevant to Financial Inclusion" paragraph for each photo. (CGAP (The Consultive Group to Assist the Poor) " a global partnership of 34 leading organizations that seek to advance financial inclusion. CGA..")
posted by HuronBob (4 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
This is an astounding and humbling article. Those are the faces I will remember when I read about events going on around the world, by humanising the "thousands" or "millions" of people referenced in the news. The captions preceding each photograph magnify the impact of each picture a hundred-fold by conveying the magnitude of the status quo.
posted by cynical pinnacle at 7:43 AM on November 1, 2015

Thank you for posting.
posted by missmary6 at 4:03 PM on November 1, 2015

I actually work with an organization that is part of CGAP. I'm delighted to see this posted here. The photos from their annual photo contest are consistently equal parts breathtaking and heartbreaking.
You can look back at the galleries of previous years here:
(hover for captions)

It's also interesting to read the story of this year's winning photographer, a teacher from West Bengal.
posted by HE Amb. T. S. L. DuVal at 12:30 PM on November 2, 2015 [3 favorites]

This was wonderful, thank you.
posted by Pax at 7:46 PM on November 24, 2015

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