Cambodia sustainable business development
A community group called Agriculture Cooperative (AC) was formed in early 2013, an initiative of World Vision Cambodia who provided start-up support. A group of 204 members from seven villages have now generated revenue of $53,150 USD.
Six main businesses provide stability for the group: Supplying fertilizer, oil, rice bran, piglet feed, and drinking water, plus providing loan services. Members have shares invested in these businesses activities through the co-op. The businesses have been running smoothly and producing profits.
The profits are then distributed to share owners, which provides them with capital they can reinvest in business or put into social activities.