Thriive cambodia is delivered in partnership with thriive u.s. and she investments

Thriive builds shared prosperity in the developing world by helping small businesses to create jobs and donate basic necessities to their communities.

Thriive provides pay-it-forward financing for production equipment to ambitious small business entrepreneurs, helping to expand their businesses and create desperately needed new jobs. Through this ThriiveCapital system, loans are not repaid in cash, but instead “paid forward” with donations of basic necessities and job training to vulnerable community members.

 
 
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Thriive cambodia businesses

These businesses have each received up to USD $10,000 capital for equipment to expand their business and create new jobs and social impact. They are also receiving 12-months of training and consulting through a SHE Accelerator Program.

Home Food Delivery   This husband and wife owned business address the issue of nutrition, accessibility of healthy foods, and packaging waste in Cambodia by delivering fresh, healthy meals to schools, events and individuals using environmentally friendly packaging. A Thriive grant of $6,892 provided them with a motorbike for food delivery and kitchen materials to scale up their production capacity. The business is committed to donating fresh vegetables to organisations supporting vulnerable children, as well as providing vocational training in kitchen management & cooking for 4 people as part of their social impact repayments.

Home Food Delivery

This husband and wife owned business address the issue of nutrition, accessibility of healthy foods, and packaging waste in Cambodia by delivering fresh, healthy meals to schools, events and individuals using environmentally friendly packaging. A Thriive grant of $6,892 provided them with a motorbike for food delivery and kitchen materials to scale up their production capacity. The business is committed to donating fresh vegetables to organisations supporting vulnerable children, as well as providing vocational training in kitchen management & cooking for 4 people as part of their social impact repayments.

Maet Garment   Learning sewing skills from her mother, Mrs. Cham Sophea started her own business to sell quality school uniforms and increase her income. A Thriive grant of $8,100 has provided her with 8 new sewing machines and one tuktuk to increase her production and meet growing customer demand by replacing her second hand machines. In the next two years, she will donate 203 sets of school uniforms to children in poor communities, while training sewing skills to 10 people with low educations.

Maet Garment

Learning sewing skills from her mother, Mrs. Cham Sophea started her own business to sell quality school uniforms and increase her income. A Thriive grant of $8,100 has provided her with 8 new sewing machines and one tuktuk to increase her production and meet growing customer demand by replacing her second hand machines. In the next two years, she will donate 203 sets of school uniforms to children in poor communities, while training sewing skills to 10 people with low educations.

Dadana Floral Boutique   Mrs. Sok Phananida would like to open a flower academy in the future to educate Cambodians in flower arrangements for special events. A grant of $10,000 will provide a walk-in storage cooler for her flowers which will allow her to meet customer demands and storage needs, and enable her to scale. For her repayments, she will train 35 people from around Phnom Penh to learn the art of flower arrangement and how to promote the Cambodian flower so they increase their professional skills.

Dadana Floral Boutique

Mrs. Sok Phananida would like to open a flower academy in the future to educate Cambodians in flower arrangements for special events. A grant of $10,000 will provide a walk-in storage cooler for her flowers which will allow her to meet customer demands and storage needs, and enable her to scale. For her repayments, she will train 35 people from around Phnom Penh to learn the art of flower arrangement and how to promote the Cambodian flower so they increase their professional skills.

Cucumber Farm    Loan:  Greenhouses to significantly increase the scale of the farm, create jobs, and provide training for women in the local community as cucumber farmers

Cucumber Farm

Loan: Greenhouses to significantly increase the scale of the farm, create jobs, and provide training for women in the local community as cucumber farmers

Khmer Corporation Shoe    Loan:  Machines to increase production of shoes, create new jobs, and provide shoes to disadvantaged families in their local community

Khmer Corporation Shoe

Loan: Machines to increase production of shoes, create new jobs, and provide shoes to disadvantaged families in their local community

DAC Carpentry   Mr. Khem Chantra is passionate about building quality wood furniture of various designs for wholesalers while being a supplier to retailers. A grant of $6,835 has provided him with 8 new carpentry machines to scale up his business, build his products in-house, decrease his operating expense, meet increasing customer demand, and increase his product offerings. For his repayments, he is training 10 people in carpentry skills to increase their job opportunities.

DAC Carpentry

Mr. Khem Chantra is passionate about building quality wood furniture of various designs for wholesalers while being a supplier to retailers. A grant of $6,835 has provided him with 8 new carpentry machines to scale up his business, build his products in-house, decrease his operating expense, meet increasing customer demand, and increase his product offerings. For his repayments, he is training 10 people in carpentry skills to increase their job opportunities.

Solar Green Energy Cambodia   Mrs. Khiev Tida was awarded by Asian Development Bank for being a leading example in the renewable energy sector. Her dream is to expand solar panels and solar street lights to remote villages and provinces in Cambodia, to assist farming production and provide affordable, sustainable electricity to families and businesses. A Thriive grant of $10,000 has provided her with 4 machines to build solar panels in-house, which provides control over quality, operating expenses, and financing options for her clients. She is committed to repaying this by donating 35 solar panels to impoverished households, as well as training 18 people to learn engineering and technical skills.

Solar Green Energy Cambodia

Mrs. Khiev Tida was awarded by Asian Development Bank for being a leading example in the renewable energy sector. Her dream is to expand solar panels and solar street lights to remote villages and provinces in Cambodia, to assist farming production and provide affordable, sustainable electricity to families and businesses. A Thriive grant of $10,000 has provided her with 4 machines to build solar panels in-house, which provides control over quality, operating expenses, and financing options for her clients. She is committed to repaying this by donating 35 solar panels to impoverished households, as well as training 18 people to learn engineering and technical skills.

Pro Shop   Mrs. Path Ponnary left her previous executive role to start her own sewing business where she provides quality made school uniforms and other clothing to her clients. A grant of $10,000 has provided her with 8 new sewing machines and one tuktuk to scale up her business, increase production speed, perform services in-house and save on operational expenses.  As part of her repayments, she will donate 600 sets of school uniforms for children in the local slum communities,  and train 20 vulnerable women in sewing skills.

Pro Shop

Mrs. Path Ponnary left her previous executive role to start her own sewing business where she provides quality made school uniforms and other clothing to her clients. A grant of $10,000 has provided her with 8 new sewing machines and one tuktuk to scale up her business, increase production speed, perform services in-house and save on operational expenses. As part of her repayments, she will donate 600 sets of school uniforms for children in the local slum communities, and train 20 vulnerable women in sewing skills.

Mom’s Hand Laundry   Mrs. Hum Solaro intends to build her brand, meet increasing customer demands, and expand her target clientele to include hotels, gyms, restaurants, etc. A grant of $5,015 has provided her with 6 new washing machines, 4 steamers, ironing equipment and dryers to increase operational efficiency.  For her repayments, she will train 14 people from local communities in general laundry and job skills so they can apply for other laundry businesses, save money for their family, or start their own laundry business.

Mom’s Hand Laundry

Mrs. Hum Solaro intends to build her brand, meet increasing customer demands, and expand her target clientele to include hotels, gyms, restaurants, etc. A grant of $5,015 has provided her with 6 new washing machines, 4 steamers, ironing equipment and dryers to increase operational efficiency. For her repayments, she will train 14 people from local communities in general laundry and job skills so they can apply for other laundry businesses, save money for their family, or start their own laundry business.

Watthan Artisans Cambodia    Loan:  Sewing machines to scale production, create new jobs, and train vulnerable people in garment manufacturing

Watthan Artisans Cambodia

Loan: Sewing machines to scale production, create new jobs, and train vulnerable people in garment manufacturing

Asian Happiness Laundry    Loan:  Washing machines to increase capacity, create new jobs, and provide vocational training for vulnerable people in their local community

Asian Happiness Laundry

Loan: Washing machines to increase capacity, create new jobs, and provide vocational training for vulnerable people in their local community

Agape Coffee   SreyPov owns her own coffee farm in Koh Kong province and is determined to make organic coffee more affordable to consumers as well as becoming an affordable supplier to small retailers. A Thriive grant of $6,000 has provided her with a new coffee machine and new roasting machine, which will allow retailers to come into her shop to test her coffee beans and start their own small coffee shops. For her repayment, she is committed to training 23 people as well as employing local villagers on her coffee farm. If any trainees start their own small coffee business, she will donate coffee beans to help them get started.

Agape Coffee

SreyPov owns her own coffee farm in Koh Kong province and is determined to make organic coffee more affordable to consumers as well as becoming an affordable supplier to small retailers. A Thriive grant of $6,000 has provided her with a new coffee machine and new roasting machine, which will allow retailers to come into her shop to test her coffee beans and start their own small coffee shops. For her repayment, she is committed to training 23 people as well as employing local villagers on her coffee farm. If any trainees start their own small coffee business, she will donate coffee beans to help them get started.

Irra Care   Mrs. Pheang SreyMom is passionate about offering affordable and healthy skin care knowledge and consultation to her clients. A Thriive grant of $9,940 has provided her with 4 new skin care machines which will allow her to stay competitive in the industry and provide a high quality certified service to increase her customer base. As part of her repayments, she will train 36 people from local communities and provide them with valuable on-the-job training and skills in the skincare industry.

Irra Care

Mrs. Pheang SreyMom is passionate about offering affordable and healthy skin care knowledge and consultation to her clients. A Thriive grant of $9,940 has provided her with 4 new skin care machines which will allow her to stay competitive in the industry and provide a high quality certified service to increase her customer base. As part of her repayments, she will train 36 people from local communities and provide them with valuable on-the-job training and skills in the skincare industry.

Okithana Water   Mrs. Tum Sopheap is determined to reduce plastic waste by providing affordable, reusable 20L tanks of water to the community. A grant of $9,980 has given her a new water treatment system to reduce the plastic waste of disposable water bottles, increase her production to meet customer demand and maintain the affordability of fresh, clean water wholesale. She is committed to creating new jobs, and donating more than 10,000 20L tanks of water in the next two years to Chamkar Duong Rubbish Area community.

Okithana Water

Mrs. Tum Sopheap is determined to reduce plastic waste by providing affordable, reusable 20L tanks of water to the community. A grant of $9,980 has given her a new water treatment system to reduce the plastic waste of disposable water bottles, increase her production to meet customer demand and maintain the affordability of fresh, clean water wholesale. She is committed to creating new jobs, and donating more than 10,000 20L tanks of water in the next two years to Chamkar Duong Rubbish Area community.

Khmer Eco Energy    Loan:  Equipment to manufacture eco stoves on a larger scale, create jobs, and impact women in rural villages as beneficiaries

Khmer Eco Energy

Loan: Equipment to manufacture eco stoves on a larger scale, create jobs, and impact women in rural villages as beneficiaries

Global EG Printing    Loan:  Industrial printing machines to increase production capacity, create jobs, and provide vocational training for vulnerable people

Global EG Printing

Loan: Industrial printing machines to increase production capacity, create jobs, and provide vocational training for vulnerable people

 

How it works

Small businesses can apply for 0% interest loans of up to USD $10,000 for equipment that will help their business scale up and create further employment opportunities.  

10% of the loan is required to be repaid, and 90% of the loan amount must be "paid forward" to the local community, through in-kind charitable donations and social impact. 

Every business that receives a ThriiveCapital loan receives 6-months of business training and professional business consulting, to support them in their growth. The Thriive Cambodia team will support businesses in their repayments to communities, and monitor their progress over the repayment term (2 years) and beyond. 

Pay It Forward

Through the dynamic ThriiveCapital system, Thriive makes equipment loans to small business entrepreneurs, which must be repaid with donations of job training and in-kind goods to community members in need.

For example, businesses can provide vocational training opportunities for disadvantaged persons, or support local community projects through charitable donations. 

The majority of entrepreneurs are so inspired by the impact their gifts have on others that they continue to give long after their Thriive loans are repaid, making their communities more self-sufficient and resilient.

How to Apply

Contact the SHE Team to find out how you can apply for a Thriive Capital loan in Cambodia. 

Annual Schedule

Thriive Capital loans are provided to number of businesses each year, with the following annual schedule: 

June - July: Applications open
August: Applications close
September: Interviews and business visits
October: Finalists selected, and final interviews and business visits conducted
November: Final businesses selected to receive loans, and equipment purchased
December: Training and Consulting program commences for selected businesses (delivered over 6 months)
April: Thriive U.S. and Thriive Cambodia teams conduct business visits and interviews to monitor program progress and repayments