A career planning and employment resource for people who are blind or partially sighted

SOK Chamroeun


My name is SOK Chamroeun. I am 25 years old. I have been working at the microfinance company, CaFinCo Limited, for one and a half years as a senior financial advisor. I am very happy to work here because I can communicate with people and the community and I also can share ideas and discuss with and advise my colleagues. My job is to lend money to people in need so they can support their family. I started to study at a Krousar Thmey school in 2000 and I finished high school in 2011. When I studied at Krousar Thmey, I tried to learn Braille. After six years, my teachers asked me to read books that could help me in the future. At Krousar Thmey school, large print textbooks are available as well as magnifiers that can be used by students with low vision to support their learning, since it zooms [enlarges] the letters and enables me to look [read] easily.

Now I am studying at the University of Management and Economics where my major is Finance. There are some letters that I can see and some that I cannot. It depends on the size of the text in the books. If it is too difficult for me to read a book. I ask my friends to help me and I listen to them so that I can catch up the lesson. Employers should not discriminate disabled people because they have abilities, they have extra knowledge and they do everything like non-disabled people.


My name is Sok Chanthy. I am the director of CaFinco Limited. I am very happy to have Chamroeun working with us. He is a good staff member. Before recruiting him, I focused on his professional skills and his CV. I liked the fact that he did not hesitate to apply for a job in my company and therefore I did not hesitate to ask him for an interview. I did not hesitate to accept him as one of our staff because he was brave and confident enough to apply for a job here.


When you try hard you succeed. If you are confident and have ability, you can do just about anything a non-disabled person can. To people with low vision or blind: Give yourself a chance. Do not give in to feelings of hopelessness!