Bank’s investment in financial literacy creates brighter future for over 26,000 Cambodian children The Cufa Children’s Financial Literacy (CFL) program provides the opportunity for children living in poverty to create a brighter future for themselves and their families. Talk to us Phone us Email us Breadcrumbs Teachers Mutual Bank Community 2018 Bank’s investment in financial literacy creates brighter future for over 26,000 Cambodian children 12 July 2018 12 July 2018 Impacts of three year partnership with international aid agency Cufa published 26,454 children educated 17,410 children actively saving 220 teachers trained, 1,029 financial literacy lessons held Each dollar invested generates $2.60 of social value The Cufa Children’s Financial Literacy (CFL) program provides the opportunity for children living in poverty to create a brighter future for themselves and their families. Over the course of the Bank’s three-year $177,000 investment in the CFL program, children reached by the project have managed to save over $430,000, which is an incredible achievement for some of the most economically disadvantaged areas in Cambodia. The program has a profound positive impact on the lives of children and communities in Cambodia. As described by Pheakdei, a 12-year-old girl from Svay Kuy village in Svay Rieng: “I never thought of saving money when I wanted to buy any school materials – I just asked from my parents. I had attended Children Financial Literacy at my school. After I learned about savings and how money is earned, I started thinking of saving my pocket money. Now, I always save 300 or 500 riels after I come back from school. Sometimes, I can buy my school materials or even my school uniform with my savings. I want to be a Chinese translator, so I have opened an account at the community savings bank, and I hope this money will help me achieve my goal.” “Teachers Mutual Bank’s support has given rural children in Cambodia the opportunity to learn vital basic financial literacy skills. This early education benefits not only these young students but also their families and local community. The children’s valuable knowledge can be immediately used so they can start to create their own sustainable and financially independent future.” –Dr. Peter Mason, CEO, Cufa More info: Read more about the Cufa Children's Financial Literacy program. Back to top.