The old adage states: Give a starving man food to-day and he will be hungry again tomorrow, but teach him to fish, and he will learn to feed himself. Our Small Business HELP Loan helps people help themselves. We don't believe in handouts, we prefer "hand-ups". Taking a very low-interest loan, 1.5% per month, means poor people have the chance to turn their lives around without the fear of loan sharks – who charge 10% interest per month - breathing down their necks. We interview anyone interested in getting a HELP Loan so that we can work with them in planning their business. We forecast the commercial aspect and gauge the commitment of the applicants. To be eligible for the HELP Loan they need to submit their business plan and get approval first. The HELP Loan funds a new start, a renewed independence and, for many, their first real taste of the discipline of money management. We provide loans of $100 or less, a tiny amount by western standards but enough in Cambodia to get people on their feet and get a business going. Through our HELP Loans people have become watermelon, cucumber and corn farmers, oil lamp sellers, and meat, fruit and vegetable vendors. Donate Now!