Access to Finance

Financial Pathways Toolkit

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All the resources to access finance in one handy place. Explore the options below:

Borrowing money from friends and family is often the easiest and cheapest way to get financing for your business. If you are going to borrow money from friends and family then below are some key points to consider.

Savings groups are a way for people without access to formal banking services to access some financial security. Savings groups are owned, managed, and operated by members.


Microfinance allows people to take on reasonable small business loans safely, and in a manner that is consistent with ethical lending practices.

Make sure to collect information comparing bank products of commercial banks and micro finance institutions accessible to MSMEs using these tools:

The SHE Investments team has worked with hundreds of female entrepreneurs in Cambodia, and one of the most common questions we get asked is “How can I get investment?”. These tools will help you:

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Financial Pathways Toolkit

This resource is made possible with the generous support of the American people
through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
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