an investment in a better world
The wave in microfinance for those at the bottom of the pyramid is relentless, for better or worse. In a charming village on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, demystify your understanding of the buzzword of the century and discover (or rediscover) the heart of business and its potential to develop communities. Learn from the village's entrepreneurs and our non-profit partners and contribute your skills to build their capacity to make a sustainable impact on their community.
uncover the many sides of microfinance
Go behind the scenes of a ground-up not-for-profit microfinance organisation - gain both big picture and on-the-ground perspectives of community-based financial movements
Explore the meaning of entrepreneurship as you meet with the village's micro-entrepreneurs, chat with them about the motivations behind their business and learn about the impact this has on their families, the local economy, and the community
Meet with organisations for a broad understanding of the role and function of microfinance and financial literacy in a cross-cultural context
Make an impact by designing, implementing, and evaluating a sustainable project that will build the capacity of our non-profit partner to further it's mission!
Fees will differ according to your needs - please contact us for more information. All programs run with an organised group, with a minimum of 10 participants.
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
Engaging experts & 24/7 experienced facilitators
Your investment in our courses enables Skillseed to further our social mission by empowering local communities through employment or job creation. It also also goes towards the development of future courses and journeys - we do intensive consultations and site visits with every partner organisation we work with. Finally, your support provides opportunities for past participants to further develop their skills and passions with us or our partner organisations.
Best suited for students who:
Are interested in the role of money in poverty alleviation, education, and community development!
Are at least 15 years of age and in good health
Have no strict vegan diet requirements or severe allergies or debilitating allergies, and don't require prescription medicine that requires constant refrigeration
Are fluent in English (written & spoken)