Kongngy Hav, founder of the social enterprise My Dream Home, has been recognised as one of the top 10 Promising Social Entrepreneur of the World, by the Global Innovation Challenge, organised by the 8th Global Sankalp Summit in Mumbai, India on April 21st.
Ten high potential impact enterprises have been selected among the 400 applicants. 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.
“I have tried to push this social business in order to represent our beloved nation and hope that in the future it reaches global recognition.
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” Kongngy Hav
Kongngy is one of the Hub fellow of Impact Hub. 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.
“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.