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How small businesses are creating new job opportunities for many poor people: Pictures?

Old Turkish man manages a shoe repair shop

How small businesses are creating new job opportunities for many poor people: Pictures?

The shoemaker in Turkey, the potato seller in Vietnam, and the washerman in India are among the billions of  low income entrepreneurs, who makes the world population go round.  Please find below pictures explaining, how small businesses are creating new job opportunities for many people, in the poorest countries on the planet?

Over the years, middle-income families have struggled to keep pace with smaller paychecks and mounting debt, entrepreneurship (microfinance) offers an increasingly promising pathway out of poverty .

On an individual level, self-employment can help people exit poverty — route to economic self-sufficiency. However, low-income entrepreneurs are not well-served by either mainstream financial institutions or government programs.

Every year, the Consultative Group To Assist The Poor (or CGAP) hosts a photo contest asking entrants to submit photos based around the idea of microfinance. The purpose of the contest is to give amateur and professional photographers a chance to show the different ways that poor households manage their financial lives and make their lives better through financial inclusion.

In Vietnam, a woman transports potatoes to sell at a local market. This is the Grand Prize winner.

a woman transports potatoes in Vietnam

a woman transports potatoes in Vietnam

In Bangladesh, selling papers is a common form of self-employment. This is the second place winner.

selling papers in Bangladesh

selling papers in Bangladesh

In Mali, These men work in the rice wholesaling market of Bamako – won third place.

Men work in the rice wholesaling market of Bamako, Mali

Men work in the rice wholesaling market of Bamako, Mali

In Egypt, woman manages to get financed her embroidery and painting business through a microloan. The photo won the “people’s choice” vote.

woman in embroidery and painting business Egypt

woman in embroidery and painting business Egypt

In Tanzania, thanks to the high prices and low quality of imported Chinese tires, there is a high demand for re-rubbering tires. The photo won the “Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Winner” vote.

Re Rubbering tire business in Tanzania

Re Rubbering tire business in Tanzania

In Brazil, these workers are preparing to sell oranges at the São Joaquim Market, the largest flea market in the city of Salvador. The photo won the “Latin America and Caribbean Regional Winner” vote.

Workers preparing to sell oranges in Brazil

Workers preparing to sell oranges in Brazil

In Bangladesh, private brick businesses are creating many new job opportunities for poor people. The photo won the “South Asia Regional Winner” vote.

Private brick businesses Bangladesh

Private brick businesses Bangladesh

In Vietnam, a group of Vietnamese women cross the sand dunes to the beach to go fishing. The photo won the “East Asia and Pacific Regional Winner” vote.

Vietnamese women cross the sand dunes

Vietnamese women cross the sand dunes

In Turkey, this 84-year-old Turkish man manages a shoe repair shop that affords him a decent income. The photo won the “Europe and Central Asia Regional Winner” vote.

Old Turkish man manages a shoe repair shop

Old Turkish man manages a shoe repair shop

Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj

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Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is the CEO and editorial director at CEOWORLD magazine, the leading global business magazine written strictly for CEOs, CFOs, top managers, company directors, investors, senior executives, business leaders, high net worth individuals, and the most globally powerful men and women.
Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj
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