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A visual Documentary on the effects of microfinance in Africa.

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About the Author

Mark Tuschman
marktuschman Menlo Park, CA 94025

I have been a corporate location photographer for 30 years, with a majority of my clients in the healthcare and pharmaceutical fields. Since 2001 I have also devoted my energy to the issues of global healthcare and development, especially involving women’s reproductive healthcare. This year I was fortunate to receive the Global Health Council photographer of the year award.

My first book, “Still I Rise”, on the importance of women’s reproductive healthcare, was supported by a grant from the Packard Foundation.

"Capital of Hope" is a visual documentary on the effects of microfinance and a girl's scholarship program organized by WomensTrust in the village of Pokuase, Ghana. Because poverty in the third world is so endemic, I wanted to see for myself if microfinance offered a possible solution, a pathway out of the endless cycle of hardship.

For more of my work, please check out my website at: and my blog at:

Comments (13) Write a comment


tuzlukov says

wonderful pictures!

posted at 02:04pm Dec 25 PST


lehmannl says

Oh the colors Mark. They are stunning. I just returned from a mission trip of my own to Nicaragua. It was a difficult but fun trip. I have been going through my images and it's difficult to edit. You did an amazing job! Thank you for sharing your journey.

posted at 08:32pm Mar 22 PST


monikas28 says

The black and white photographs are just stunning. You don't need a colour to imagine.

posted at 08:15am Feb 24 PST


jennyjames says

The photos are so real and raw. What a wonderful book!

posted at 12:53pm Feb 18 PST


lavedon says

This is such a beautiful book on every level.

posted at 05:10pm Feb 12 PST


jaxa101 says

Spectacular book! A job well done! Beautiful colours and tons of heart!

posted at 02:52pm Jan 30 PST


lmmork says

Wow - this is beautiful! Thanks for sharing it.

posted at 08:03am Jan 29 PST


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