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22Feb

Women with Disabilities: Sokhorn’s Business Success

Across Cambodia, there are hundreds of thousands of people with disabilities. These people are of differing ages and genders and could have acquired a disability from birth, as a result of a medical issue such as polio or from the civil war or a landmine. These disabilities cause a multitude of issues for these people such as getting a job or obtaining an education. Services for these people are few and far between and thus, many resort to begging to...

26Nov

How Check Changed His Life with Cement Stairways

As a man who could not read or write and lacked the critical skills to find employment, Chek Chin was struggling to make ends meet with his family. Basic necessities like food, healthcare and his children’s education were an ongoing struggle until he found out about Cufa’s Village Entrepreneur program. It all started when he noticed his neighbour’s chicken farming business excelling. His neighbour was a participant in Cufa’s Village Entrepreneur program. This led Chek to go to...

18Jul

Thoughts from one of Cufa’s Village Entrepreneurs

In March 2016, Sokhney Kean was given the opportunity to join Cufa’s Village Entrepreneur program and start her own chicken farm. The program helps participants set up their own business. This involves a constructing business plan, becoming members of a local village bank, and providing regular training and support. We asked Sokhney a few questions about her Village Entrepreneur journey so far and this is what she had to say! What made you join the Village Entrepreneur program? “It was very tough...

19Jun

Learn About Some Unique Village Entrepreneurs

Cufa’s Village Entrepreneur program lets you join an individual villager on an amazing journey towards a sustainable business. This means a financially independent future, breaking the cycle of poverty for their family and future generations. There are a wide range of businesses that Village Entrepreneurs often set up with chicken and pig farming being some of the most popular.   Here are some of the programs more unique businesses! Name: Eoun SengBusiness: Bike Repairer Name: Phalla HeinBusiness: Sugar Cane Juice Seller Name: Sokun ChheunBusiness: Tailor Name: Bein...

18May

Join a Village Entrepreneur’s Journey

Cufa’s Village Entrepreneur program let you join an individual villager on an amazing journey towards a sustainable business. This means a financially independent future, breaking the cycle of poverty for their family and future generations. Living in poor, rural communities, Village Entrepreneurs are mothers, fathers, sisters, people with disabilities and grandparents. Cufa has supported over 440 Village Entrepreneur, with 252 reaching sustainability. We couldn’t do this without incredible supporters like you. Thorn Un is a 57...