Investing in Social Enterprise
We believe in investing in local, social enterprise ventures to promote economic development and long term growth in regional Cambodian provinces. We identify promising projects and evaluate their potential to provide job opportunities to the surrounding villagers, train and equip locals with new skill sets and make profit in a purposeful way.
Unlike microfinance organisations, The Bodia Group provides funding without expectation of repayment. If an applicant is successful, their business initiative is financed on the premise that it will benefit and grow the community around it.
Agri-Business & Training Project
The development of the Cambodia economy in the last decades has been partly driven by consistent gains in the agriculture sector. The World Bank reports that the rise of the agricultural sector has brought 4 million people out of poverty in Cambodia (1). The poverty headcount dropped from 50% in 2007 to 18% in 2012 due to agriculture sector growth.
Farm Development Stages
(2016 - 2018)
In 2016, we partnered with a local NGO called the ' Save Children Community Development Organisation' (SCCDO) to finance the construction of a sustainable farming business in Takeo province. The purpose of this project was threefold: support the local economy of Takeo, employ and train unemployed villagers in farming techniques and secure an independent source of income for SCCDO.
Presently, the farm produces fish, chicken and vegetables to sell, trains and employs a small number of locals and is constantly reinvesting profits to boost output in the long run.