SME Bank to help ex-convicts
published : 22 Sep 2015 at 16:01
writer: Online Reporters
Small and Medium Enterprise Development Bank of Thailand will extend interest-free loans up to 50,000 baht each to ex-convicts so they can start new careers.
Loans will come from the bank's CSR budget, says Mrs Salinee. (Bangkok Post file photo)
The programme is a cooperation between the Justice Ministry's Probation Department and the Christian Prison Ministry Foundation, said SME Bank chairwoman Salinee Wangtal.
"We set aside 1 million baht of our CSR (corporate social responsibility) budget to support the programme, which helps new ex-convicts start careers and support their families. The loans are to be repaid in two years," she said.
The Probation Department and the foundation will help screen ex-convicts eligible for the programme.
"We approved 10 loans on Tuesday for ex-convicts seeking to sell food and snacks and repair motorcycles," she said.