Riding in the rain

Jul 27

Riding in the rain

Rain, rain and more rain.   One of the challenges of providing small loans in rural Cambodia is that at this time of year it rains!   Of course, the rain is needed by most of my clients to grow their crops and it makes the countryside turn into a bright green colour.  But it also means that I spend a lot of time under my rain coat and riding my motorbike slow...

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Dream job just got better

Jul 26

Dream job just got better

Being a trainer is not only my favourite job, but also my dream job.  My first job was a primary school teacher when I was 19 years old and then I become a secondary school teacher at age 21.  I taught my students Maths and Physics.  After this, when I was working as a Loans Officer, I saw many problems people had due to lack of knowledge and skills in financial...

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Four Phones, One Customer Service Officer

Jun 03

Four Phones, One Customer Service Officer

In this blog post I would like to introduce you to Ms Sok Channlakhina, the Customer Service Officer at Thaneakea Phum Cambodia (TPC). TPC is Good Return’s partner microfinance institution in Cambodia that provides low income women with economic opportunities through the provision of loans for microenterprises. I met up with Ms Sok Channlakhina this week and...

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Meeting a Financial Literacy Trainer in Rural Cambodia

Apr 22

Meeting a Financial Literacy Trainer in Rural Cambodia

TPC (Thaneakea Phum Cambodia) is Good Return’s microfinance  partner in Cambodia. They are providing financial literacy and livelihood skills training to people in rural villages in Cambodia. Supported by Australian Aid and the Accenture Australia Foundation, the “Learning for a Better Life” project aims to enable community members to improve their...

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Welcome to Cambodia

Mar 17

Welcome to Cambodia

Hello Good Return blog readers! We are very excited to introduce Jason to you, who is one of four new volunteers representing us in the countries where we work. Jason has just arrived in Cambodia. You will be hearing from the other volunteers as they arrive in Fiji and the Philippines in the upcoming weeks. It’s been three days since I landed in Cambodia and I...

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Meet Mrs Mao Rin, Savings Course Graduate!

Dec 06

Meet Mrs Mao Rin, Savings Course Graduate!

Mrs Mao Rin (41) has just received a certificate for completing a Good Return Savings course which will help her manage her loan. After dropping out of primary school in year 5, Rin says that she can “read and write only a little.” Now a mother of three, two of her children have had similar educational experiences. Her eldest child, now 22, was forced to drop out...

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