Image Archive:

Afford Two, Eat One 

Financial Inclusion in Rural Myanmar


The following is taken from Afford Two, Eat One: Financial Inclusion in Rural Myanmar.

The 267 photographs, commissioned by the UC Irvine Institute for Money, Technology and Financial Inclusion are of everyday Myanmar, with a focus on money, savings, investments and transactions. In it you will find markets, monks and money, a lot of gold, betel, cock fighting and more. 

A few of our favourites in the gallery above.

They form part of a larger archive of of 15,722 photos taken over the course of the 8-week study. Photographs featuring people were obtained with oral consent of participants as is the norm in Myanmar. Also included are illustrations and iconography, as well as a terrain map of Myanmar.

This material is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. This archive is for non-commercial use. It may not be used in any promotional materials (e.g. slide decks, reports, or printed brochures) or activities for new business without prior written permission from the photographer/creator.


Photographer information including name and email address can be found in the image meta-data.

  • For non-commercial use the photographer must be attributed. 
  • For commercial use, the photographer must first be contacted and permission sought. The photographers on this project are: Aung Ko KoJan ChipchaseLauren Serota, Venetia TayYee Lin Oo and Yin Yin Oo - photographer information can be pulled from the image metadata.

Illustrations by Matt Schaefer; Map by U Tint Lwin. 


Image Archive (130 mb)

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