This year’s winning photo, titled “Rainy Afternoon,” taken by Truong Minh Dien of Vietnam, shows a Vietnamese woman transporting potatoes to the market in the rain to earn money to feed her family.
CGAP (The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor) chose a selection of 30 of the best photos from 3,890 entries from photographers in 91 countries.
The annual photo contest highlights both professional and amatuer photography and some of the ways poor people work to make money. “Photos of society and social inequality can help eliminate poverty by creating social awareness,” said photographer Mohammad Rakibul Hassan of Bangladesh.
“Through strong photography, CGAP showcases the different ways in which poor households manage their financial lives and how financial inclusion can make the lives of people at the base of the economic pyramid better."
View the entire gallery of the 30 winning photos here.