Photo essay: Through the lens of a smallholder.The lives of farmers in Mozambique showing their challenges and successes.


Photo: Erin Scronce/CGAP

The world’s 500 million smallholder families face unique financial challenges that are complicated and poorly understood. For greater insight into the financial lives, behaviors and needs of these families, CGAP launched the Smallholder Households Financial Diaries project in mid-2014. Over the course of a year, 270 families in Mozambique, Tanzania, and Pakistan shared not only how they earn, spend and manage their money but also how they make financial decisions.