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Women Entrepreneurs Act: Chen Sopheap

November 2, 2020
After seeing them struggle to find options for earning income close to home in Cambodia, Chen Sopheap started an association for women weavers. She is a strong role model for other women...

Women Entrepreneurs Act: Srey Phallathavy

November 2, 2020
Srey Phallathavy runs her own business in Cambodia making water hyacinth products. As a young woman entrepreneur in Cambodia, she has faced and overcome many challenges to run a successful business....
Daw Kyi Htay is a PGMF client in Myanmar. (Photo: Aung Ba Thu/PGMF)

SIFEM invests USD 8 million in Myanmar

September 14, 2020
This week, the Swiss Investment Fund for Emerging Markets (SIFEM) provided a USD 8 million loan to PGMF to promote financial inclusion in the country.

Women Entrepreneurs Act: Lim Kanika

August 31, 2020
Lim Kanika is founder of Sepak, an online sales platform for Cambodian handicraft producers. As a young woman entrepreneur in Cambodia, she has faced and overcome many challenges to run a successful...

Amid Covid-19, economic resilience and poverty alleviation are more important than ever

May 8, 2020
Pact has been working to alleviate poverty for almost five decades. During this time, the world has seen significant progress. Over the past 40 years, the percentage of people living in extreme...

In Cambodia, as Covid-19 adds new burdens for young women entrepreneurs, Pact and USAID move support online

May 4, 2020
Even before the Covid-19 pandemic, many of the young women entrepreneurs who Pact supports in Cambodia struggled to keep their businesses afloat. Sabine Joukes leads Pact’s Women’s Entrepreneurs Act...

Pact, U.S. Department of Labor announce new project in Colombian sugar and cut flower sectors

February 13, 2020
The only way that the surprise of flowers and candy on Valentine’s Day gets any sweeter is when they feel as good to give as they do to get. In a new $5 million, four-year project funded by the U.S....

WE Act and ANDE host Cambodia's first Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Learning and Sharing Forum

January 24, 2020
More than 100 people from 60 organizations in the Cambodian entrepreneurship ecosystem came together to learn from and share with each other.

Cobblestone paving in Zambia

January 22, 2020
  In Zambia, Pact is working with communities to boost local employment, economic growth and public infrastructure through responsible cobblestone paving. 

Quadrupling sales through reliable electricity access

December 12, 2019
Khin Cho Wint lives in a rural village in Myanmar with electricity access supplied through a decentralized mini-grid. She took an interest-free loan from Smart Power Myanmar’s Energy Impact Fund and...

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