Can you start a business in Cambodia with $5k?

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Re: Can you start a business with $5k

Postby phuketrichard » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:35 am

Barang chgout wrote:
Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:05 am
$200/ month for a family of 6 is barely subsistance imo.

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agree; seems way low for 6, imagine a few of those are kids in school as well>
GFs family of 4 got by on $300 ( before mom passed) but also had free rice, chickens and Pork ( the $400 came from raising chickens, pigs and growing rice)
WE add another $100 for one daughter for school and such
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Re: Can you start a business with $5k

Postby frank lee bent » Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:14 pm

If this girl is in the bush she should be talking to the guy who is doing honey and chicken breeding.
hehe. I am that man.
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Re: Can you start a business with $5k

Postby Raybull » Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:21 pm

willyhilly wrote:
Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:24 am
I support a family of six on $200 in the bush.
How is that even possible? 50kg bag of rice, bush meat and a garden? Would love to see a breakdown of this!
Maybe the OP's friend should get his gf to do documentaries on foreigners living below the poverty line, reckon that would sell.
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Re: Can you start a business with $5k

Postby frank lee bent » Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:30 pm

lotus seeds, rice from the family padi, fish from the river or grown on site, veg garden, chickens, ducks, pigs, a few cows.
well watered areas have huge natural production.
every tree is a fruit tree.
fortunate ppl who live in such areas do not need much cash, if they are inclined to work a little at farming.
the hardest places are lands that only have padi
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Re: Can you start a business with $5k

Postby taabarang » Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:40 pm

" Maybe the OP's friend should get his gf to do documentaries on foreigners living below the poverty line, reckon that would sell."

I cannot speak for willyhilly but if I had wanted a comfortable but stultifying bourgeois existence I would never have come here. As it is I have found much of interest, both good and bad, and none of those moments required much if any cash at all. Yeah I could have had a lot more money but it wouldn't have been worth it.
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Re: Can you start a business with $5k

Postby Barang chgout » Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:56 pm

Raybull wrote:
willyhilly wrote:
Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:24 am
I support a family of six on $200 in the bush.
How is that even possible? 50kg bag of rice, bush meat and a garden? Would love to see a breakdown of this!
Maybe the OP's friend should get his gf to do documentaries on foreigners living below the poverty line, reckon that would sell.
Bushmeat for sure ( lorus and pangolin are worth real dollars), timber from the forest and one or two working for the man, hoeing weeds for $150/ month....is done a lot but not easy. Try and save 1k for a newish moto and hope your kids dont get sick.

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Re: Can you start a business with $5k

Postby Jamie_Lambo » Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:02 pm

Raybull wrote:
Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:52 am
Jamie_Lambo wrote:
Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:14 pm
jmagic wrote:
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:54 pm
No, spending $700 to support a family is certainly not a red flag. How many of the expats on this forum spend that little in a month?
what do the family do all day? nothing?
Of course not! Gambling, uncles 'n brothers at the Ktv drinking and whoring, crashing their new Dreams and Zoomers-Xs in the local slews, acquiring a taste for imported wine and french oysters, the bloody options are endlesss! Seriously tho, 700$ barely buys you a pot to piss in nowadays! I respect somebody who can raise a family on 700$/mth if need be, and also say the same about the OP's friend if he's got the funds. He's basically a one man family charity, and if he's ok with it then so be it. He did do his DD according to the OP, right? She could of saved 200$ a month and had 5k$ by now to start her own business though. But that's not the game :wink:
What about a small combi van near the riverside selling lady drinks, those pay pretty darn well!
her families poor living out in the boonies, not a middle class family in phnom penh, the first part is probably correct though lol
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Re: Can you start a business with $5k

Postby Barang chgout » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:41 pm

No KTV here, not even beer garden, good opportunity for some Khmer....

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Re: Can you start a business with $5k

Postby Barang chgout » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:42 pm

Sp.

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Re: Can you start a business with $5k

Postby Jamie_Lambo » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:48 pm

Barang chgout wrote:
Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:41 pm
No KTV here, not even beer garden, good opportunity for some Khmer....

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business like this aimed at the khmers would do good id guess,
espesh if there isnt already one,
trying to open a ktv down ktv street and you would probably struggle
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