After having witnessed many failed development initiatives, and their negative impact on Cambodia, Sonas founders, inspired by Nobel Prize laureate Prof. Yunus, decided to develop a new, innovative model with the potential to generate large-scale, perpetuating impact.
The model rest on the overall belief that social entrepreneurship can empower people. Through interest-free seed capital, mentorship and training Sonas aims to build an ecosystem of sustainable micro-businesses, creating lasting change, one village at a time.
Through locally owned, participatory processes, the first village Prey Theat in Takeo, Cambodia, is becoming a role model of this self-sustainable community, regenerating social and natural environments, and Sonas’ long-term goal is to have this model adopted by 10 more villages in Cambodia.
In addition to Prey Theat and the two Sonas businesses, Taeko and Weavers Project, Sonas also supports a wide range of businesses and projects, enabling changemakers to make change, throughout Cambodia and abroad.