Entry Title: "Finance at Your Doorstep"
Name: Michael Rabonza , Netherlands
Category and Expertise: Photo Essay and Feature Story|Deeper Perspective, Non-Professional


Entry Description: -

Story: A visit to Angkor Mikroheranhvatho Kampuchea (AMK), a microfinance institution based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Through its nationwide branch network and army of loan officers (over 500) who sometimes have to travel up to 80km on dirt road by motorbike, AMK provides financial services to over 200,000 rural clients - over half of whom live off under $1 a day - right at their doorstep.

About the Artist:

M. Rabonza (b. 1978, Manila) was raised in Singapore, Thailand and the Philippines. After a decade working in public policy, investment banking and development finance across Asia, North America, West Africa and Europe, M.Rabonza turned to photography in the fall of 2009 to document how he’s come to see the world: filled with light, passion & colour. Now based in Amsterdam, M. Rabonza works in the impact investment industry, helping to provide funding for micro and small business owners in emerging & frontier countries. | www.colouringpaper.com