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| Human Development (1/3)
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When I was 8, our family was forced to live in temporary housing in a neighborhood like this in the Philippines. My parents fought hard to secure my future by providing food, shelter and education. But it was their values of reward and sacrifice that shaped my core and led me to where I am today.
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Years later, I would return to Asia with the World Bank and for private sector funds fighting to eradicate poverty by investing in communities. I've written about the profound impact our investments have made on other people's lives but I've never shared my personal thoughts on what more can be done if we truly want to move the needle in the battle of inequality.
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Having lived through and worked on the complex challenge of income inequality for almost four decades, the one thing I can say is this: one day we will all have finally built a table long enough for everyone to come and sit. Until then, those that can afford to, must stand up and offer their seat.
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| Human Development (2/3)
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This photograph was taken on a visit to an urban community in Saigon whose residents rely on state funding, some of which were provided by Dutch pension funds, where I was working for at the time. We weren't allowed to take photographs nor take down names of the residents we interviewed, partly because of the state controlled nature of the country, but largely because our hosts knew we were there to assess the effectiveness of our funding.
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No other country in Southeast Asia has done so much progress in so little time to narrow income inequality than Vietnam. However, just as with other countries, there remains pockets where those in power exercise too much of it over those with none. The same is true for any industry across all sectors: from academia, the church, civil society, media, finance to politics.
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Exploitation is the root of inequality.
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| Human Development (3/3)
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I took this photograph because it answered a burning question that came to me in a dream
when I first arrived in America in 2004. I was 26, had a stellar career in banking in Asia and was about to embark on a new one working for the World Bank in Washington, D.C.
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I'm at a university library when I ovehear two women talking about their thesis. The second I hear the word development, I immediately turn towards the exit but before I could reach the door, I catch the full weight of their message, in striking detail:
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"My thesis is the evolution of communities in post-development. What happens with societies in sub-economic conditions is that their resources are devoted to physical survival i.e. food on the table today. This unites a group under a common theme of vulnerability.
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In transitional economies however, communities are faced with the prospect of loosing that common bond as more individuals move up the economic ladder. How does a member of that community cope with the luxury of having more resources to herself? What happens to the social fabric of that community?"
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For some reason this photograph showed me what it would look like coming out of Plato's Cave.
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What would I do once I got out?
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| A Silent Spring (4/6)
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We're on our way to a community village in Long An, a Vietnamese province an hour away from the capital Ho Chi Minh City. It is one of the 13 provinces that make up the resource-rich Mekong Delta region, also known as the “Rice Bowl” of Vietnam.
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| A Silent Spring (5/6)
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Despite producing over half of the country’s rice output, the Mekong Delta region is home to a large segment of Vietnam’s vulnerable communities: ethnic minorities, the poor, landless & the unemployed.
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| A Silent Spring (6/6)
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One out of four people in the Mekong Delta River barely get by with a dollar a day, making it the most vulnerable region in the country.
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| A Silent Spring (1/6)
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Between 2010-2014, I traveled across Asia (from Central to Southeast) documenting communities that were using an innovative solution to deliver financial services to their members not served by traditional banks. These communities were granting micro loans - capital typically under USD 200 - to its members secured by group guarantees, or the social commitment to repay back their loans through regular, systematic meetings through the course of a year.
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This series reveals select communities across Vietnam that were to benefit from micro lending, funding of which would come from European pension funds. I personally led the investments to the micro lenders that would extend the loans to these communities and during my visits, I would capture moments that reminded me of my own experience and circumstances growing up this side of the world.
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| A Silent Spring (2/6)
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Children on their morning commute to school along one of the many rivers that make up the vast and intricate Mekong Delta.
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| A Silent Spring (3/6)
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The impact microfinance has on communities has proven to be more effective than traditional aid: by empowering women - often the ones left to make ends meet - to raise capital and and invest in their children's needs: food, shelter, health and education.
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The barber at Ao Phu. Vietnam portraits series no7. #ballpointpen, #vietnamportraits #vietnamportraitsseries, #thienlongpens #nomeradona


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A winning smile from this Vietnamese lady in the heart of Hoi An. She did try and sell us 4 bananas for £5, but we’ll let her off this time. -
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One of the sweetest lady ever in Vietnam! I asked if I could take her portrait, and she was just SO nice about it and smiled at the camera! #portrait #portraits #world #photography #streetphotography #vietnam #vietnamesegirl #vietnamportraits #smile #joy #follow4follow #followforfollow #like4like #likeforlike #kings_third_age


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Woman burning fake money to honor deceased


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