US-Funded Project ‘We Next’ Aims to Empower Young Cambodian Women Entrepreneurs

The five-year project will be run in three major cities: Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Battambang.

Phnom Penh – The US international development agency USAID has sponsored a program in Cambodia that aims to empower young women entrepreneurs to get a head start in business.

The project, We Next, was launched last week with the support of NGO Pact and will see Cambodian women entrepreneurs collaborate on the opportunities and challenges for women doing business in Cambodia.

William Heidt, the US ambassador, said at the opening event that the government had taken steps to reduce the tax burden on small enterprises and cut down on red tape, both of which are seen as a barrier to women succeeding in business in the Kingdom.

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