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Cambodian social entrepreneur wins chance to pitch social business in Mumbai, India

Published Date: May, Monday 02, 2016

Kongngy Hav, founder of the social enterprise My Dream Home, has been shortlisted among 400 enterprises by the Sankalp Awards 2016 to pitch his business to judges in Mumbai, India on April 21st.

Ten high potential impact enterprises will pitch for the Sankalp Awards 2016 and the 50K grant.  Selected from over 400 enterprises, these companies represent the best from sectors like healthcare, education, water, sanitation, agriculture, financial inclusion, skill development, livelihoods and clean energy.

My Dream Home is a Cambodian social enterprise providing affordable housing by producing eco-friendly interlocking bricks and keeping down prices for low-income families, such as garment workers. Supported and mentored by Impact Hub Phnom Penh, Kongngy’s fellowship has given his start up huge leverage and access to a global community of entrepreneurs.

The Hub Fellowship is a 6-month fellowship program aimed at providing support to selected entrepreneurs who have displayed exceptional ideas and commitment to developing start-ups that aim to have a positive impact on the community. Impact Hub provides fellows with access to personal mentoring, connection to an extensive network of contacts and free use of the Hub co-working space whilst they get their idea off the ground. Cellcard proudly sponsors programmes at Impact Hub and Niek Van Veen, Director of Marketing at Cellcard, was one of Kongngy’s mentors.

Quotes:

Niek Van Veen, Director of Marketing, Cellcard.

“Cellcard is proud to support Khmer entrepreneurs.  Our new brand campaign is strongly founded on our belief in the Khmer spirit and ingenuity, and is encapsulated in our campaign moto #KhmerWeCan. On behalf of Cellcard, we extend our congratulations to  Kongngy Hav and his achievement.  We hope that, together with Impact Hub, we can develop more Cambodian social businesses and Khmer talents who will not only contribute to the resolution of social issues but also bring recognition to Cambodia in the regional or even international arena of inspiring initiatives.”  – Niek Van Veen, Director of Marketing, Cellcard.

 

 

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Kongny Hav’s quote

“I dream that one day in Cambodia, everyone could have access to a decent housing for a better quality of life.”

Together we can build decent homes for the people in need! I hope this achievement will inspire the young generation to start their own social businesses.

About Impact Hub Phnom Penh:

Founded in early 2015, Impact Hub Phnom Penh is a co-working space, business incubator and hub to connect, inspire and engage people in social entrepreneurship. Weekly events ranging from informal talks to practical workshops and programs to help create social businesses, inspire students and incubate existing businesses all tie in to our ethos to help build a more innovative, sustainable Cambodia through social enterprises. Members also enjoy mentoring with experts and skill sharing, to create a community of experts who help one another.

 

For more information:

Website My Dream Home: http://ourdreamhomes.biz/

Website Impact Hub Phnom Penh: phnompenh.impacthub.net

Video of presentation of My Dream Home: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xl9k3_jocaU

Contact Kongny Hav:

kongngyhavmds@gmail.com

+855 77 446 179

Contact PR Manager Impact Hub: Mélanie Mossard

melanie.mossard@imapcthub.net

+85517521864

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