SimplyGiving on the Road - December in Cambodia in Cambodia

Cheryl Low, our Director Social Lending, gave a talk on fundraising at Impact Hub's Phnom Penh's Women with Impact Session on 10 December.

Aspiring and existing women entrepreneurs received advise on the different funding opportunities for their social businesses. "Women of Impact" is a program celebrating and empowering Cambodian women who are making their mark on the social enterprise scene.

We also provided 1-2-1 coaching and mentoring to 8 social enterprises on finance, investment and business development at Impact Hub's EPIC mentors day. EPIC is Cambodia's first 1-year incubator for social start-ups.\

National Blue Ocean Strategy Competition

National Blue Ocean Strategy Competition won 2nd prize in the Social Entrepreneurship category of the National Blue Ocean Strategy Competition in Malaysia on Friday 9 Dec.

The award was for business ideas that solve social or environmental issues. Our idea was "Creating an innovative and sustainable approach to financing recycled (and refurbished) smart phones to help disadvantaged communities in Asia", thereby turning an environmental problem into a social solution. We are looking forward implementing this into 2017.