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​CGAP photo contest open for entries

​CGAP photo contest open for entries

Photo contest aims to show ways financial inclusion helps poor people transition out of poverty, lead more financially secure lives.

​BRUSSELS, 29 June 2015 –  ​​The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor's (CGAP) annual photo contest has documented the remarkable ways that access to formal financial services can improve poor people's day-to-day activities. During this period of 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 CGAP contest aims to demonstrate the ways financial inclusion can help poor people transition out of poverty and lead more financially secure lives.

Two million reasons why financial inclusion is important
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 two billion "unbanked" people around the world who lack access to these basic financial services.

​>> Learn more about the contest

Financial education; Financial health; Financial inclusion; Corporate Social Responsibility