Loans and Grants
Many of the problems poor families encounter in Cambodia, such as poor health, harsh living conditions and lack of education all stem from financial difficulties. The problems would be easily solved if only the family was able to support itself.
Starfish partners with families to help them achieve financial stability and independence. We provide the financial and technical assistance needed for the family to start its own business. Starfish’s outreach staff has many years experience in working closely with clients in the local community to develop business ideas and implement them. Business initiatives initialized by Starfish include small agricultural, sewing and food selling businesses.
Factors that are taken into consideration when working with small-business projects include the future sustainability of each individual initiative, the client contribution for the project, existing and required skills or training and the local community’s reaction to, and thoughts regarding, the proposed business.