My name is Sokhuy and I grew up here in Cambodia. My parents run a small business and that inspired me to study business at university. Somehow, I ended up working in the development sector and to be honest, in the beginning I wasn't very inspired. However, as soon as I started working on private sector development and entrepreneurship, I realized that this is something I am very passionate about.
I believe in the power of entrepreneurship to help develop my country, to make it possible for many people - including the poor - to access good jobs and services. Businesses that help the poor are a win-win; they are the most sustainable way to support development.
Someday I hope to build on my passion and experience to launch a network of angel investors here in Cambodia. These investors can support risky, but important start-up businesses - businesses that can grow and make a big difference for Cambodia society. I know these dreams are ambitious and honestly a bit scary. But I'm excited to work with Swisscontact on the RISE project because it gives me a chance to learn important skills and build necessary relationships to make my future dreams a reality.
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