“Education and Access’: Responsible Finance for Persons with Disabilities” implemented by Good Return and Chamroeun Microfinance Plc
Up to one in ten people in Cambodia experience some disability, but many persons with disabilities face barriers in accessing financial services.
With support from ACCESS, Chamroeun Microfinance Plc. and Good Return are working with the government, Organisations of Persons with Disabilities (OPDs) and other partners to implement a model of disability inclusive financial services that other banks and MFIs can follow. Through financial education and access to finance, persons with disabilities are empowered to run their own businesses, and generate income for themselves and their families.
On this page we have shared the story of our project, experiences of participants and practical resources so you can make your organisation more accessible for persons with disabilities.
Project Overview: Learn about our model of inclusive financial services for persons with disabilities, covering:
● Inclusive design
● Building financial literacy
● Tailored products and services
● Accessible branches, and
● Embedding disability inclusion
Yeoun’s story: After completing the financial coaching and receiving a loan, Yeoun Keo began to expand her business and improve her cash flow and finances. She is now sharing the lessons she learned and her business experience with her children.
Financial empowerment through financial education: Good Return supports financial inclusion by working with financial services partners to provide financial education to consumers. Find out how Good Return’s staff made the Consumer Awareness and Financial Empowerment (CAFE) coaching accessible for persons with disabilities.
Ratana’s story: Vann Ratana initially joined the project as a coach, providing financial literacy coaching to other persons with disabilities, then he took out a loan from Chamroeun to expand his business.