MICROFINANCE, MACRO IMPACT
PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA
FOR FUTURE INVESTORS WITH A HEART.
In the outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, participants learn what investing is about and how microfinance can be a way for both the poor and socially-disadvantaged as well as investors to achieve economic success together.
This course runs in MAY, JUNE, JULY, AUGUST, NOVEMBER and DECEMBER.
Any new business--whether it be an ice cream stand in Phnom Penh or a tech start-up in Singapore, requires seed money to get started. But while a college-educated businessman may easily apply for a loan, banks are hesitant to invest in the poor. As a result, entrepreneurs in the developing world often find it difficult to get started. It is this need for small, accessible loans that microfinance meets. In this course students will explore the intricacies of microfinance and entrepreneurship. They will meet with top Singaporean entrepreneurs, consultants, and investors to learn how to conduct market research, develop a business plan, and pitch to investors. With this knowledge in hand, students will then travel to Phnom Penh to help new entrepreneurs apply for microcredit loans and develop sustainable businesses.
INFORMATION ON COURSE FEES ARE AVAILABLE THROUGH PARTNER SCHOOLS.
Fees typically include the following:
- Accommodation & meals (we make socially and environmentally responsible choices as far as possible!)
- Transport (including flights and airport transfers)
- Entrance fees for attractions
- Course materials
- Insurance cover
- Engaging experts & 24/7 experienced facilitators
Your investment in our courses also enables Skillseed to further our social mission by empowering the local community through employment or job creation. It also goes towards course development (we do intensive consultations with key organisations and conduct project site visits!) and provides opportunities for course alumni to further develop their skills and passions with us or our partner organisations
THIS COURSE IS SUITABLE FOR STUDENTS INTERESTED IN ECONOMICS, BUSINESS, AND INVESTMENTS.
Participants should be at least 15 years of age, healthy and fluent in English.
They cannot have any peanut or seafood (especially fish sauce) allergies or strict vegan diet requirements.
From one of our participants, Park, we learn about his takeaways from the Microfinance course in November 2015 in his guest entry on the Skillseed blog, where he shares about Happiness during his time in Cambodia.