Zuhri Iskandar Kamarzaman, 2014 CGAP Photo Contest
10th Annual CGAP Photo Contest
The deadline to enter the 2015 CGAP Photo Contest was September 15, 2015. Browse the entries and stay tuned for news on this year's winners.

For many people around the world, banking is easy: swipe a card, check a balance online, visit an ATM, or make a payment using a smartphone. Without these tools, how do families manage their finances, grow a small business, or send a payment to a relative? There are 2 billion "unbanked" people around the world who lack access to these basic financial services.

Over the past decade, the annual CGAP Photo Contest has documented the remarkable ways that access to formal financial services can improve poor people's day-to-day activities. During this time much has changed. New innovations, such as digital financial services, offer great promise for better serving poor customers. 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.

This year, we looked for photos that touch on the following themes:
  • Digital financial services and mobile banking
  • Women's use of financial services
  • Microfinance for small business enterprises
  • Smallholder farmers and their families
Advancing financial inclusion to improve the lives of the poor
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