As it undergoes rapid economic growth, Cambodia is facing issues such as rising inequality and child labor. Social entrepreneurs are working to tackle these challenges, but a lack of expertise makes maintaining their businesses difficult. Harahata Mio and Higuchi Asami run a matchmaking service, pairing local entrepreneurs with Japanese companies who can offer financial and technical support. We explore how matchmaking is helping to improve lives, and solve social problems.
Higuchi visits a cricket farm that is working to alleviate poverty among farmers
After being introduced through the matchmaking service, a Japanese company provided funding to a Cambodian school
The money helps the school provide lunch for students
Higuchi facilitates a meeting between a Japanese business owner and the Cambodian manager of a bamboo workshop