The supply chain is an important space for gender lens investing, where there is opportunity to reduce gender-based violence and unfair working conditions. In this interview, we meet Lim Ponny who runs a fish feeding enterprise in Cambodia, and has used her access to finance to help employ and educate women in her community.
Ponny tells us about her life growing up in Cambodia, passing her final exams despite having to work to support her family. After getting married, she wanted to use her knowledge of fish farming to start a business but could not access finance through traditional banks. With the help of Chamroeun Microfinance, and international development agencies Good Return and Palladium, Ponny was able to take a loan and build an ethical business within a supply chain focussed on supporting the rights of women working within it.
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