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SME Development Bank creates a career for people with autism, allocating space to open a coffee shop Provide opportunities to inform new business

SME Bank joins hands with the Thai Autistic Foundation Opportunity for someone special Trained baristas with autism use the space inside the SME Bank Tower to open a coffee shop to help create jobs, generate income, and support low-interest loans. Expanding the business in the future

Mr. Mongkol Leelatham Managing Director Small and Medium Enterprise Development Bank of Thailand (SME Development Bank) or SME Bank revealed that the bank, together with the Autistic Thai Foundation, provides an opportunity for autistic individuals. who have passed training as a coffee maker or “barista autistic” to use the area inside the food court of the SME Bank Tower or SME Bank Tower, Phaholyothin Road, Samsen Nai Subdistrict, Phayathai District, Bangkok, opened a coffee shop Named For All Coffee to promote and support people with autism, including their caregivers and families, to have a career space. This will benefit the creation of jobs and income at the same time. It also reduces the social and economic burden that the government has to allocate budget to care for the disabled.

All income from the sale of beverages in the shop will be owned by the seller, which is believed to have received a great response from customers. Because of the coffee that is served It is a good quality raw material. along with the barista who is autistic person Has been trained by the True Coffee group, so various beverages There is a standard typical of True Coffee, with an average price of 25 baht per glass, as well as the location of SME Bank Tower in a prime business district, convenient to travel, just less than 50 meters from Ari BTS station, so there are people roaming around. Continuing all day, there are more than 800 employees of the Bank of Thailand at the head office. In addition, there is a free co-working space on the 1st floor. make an outsider both bank customers SME entrepreneurs, startups, including employees from other offices Surrounded by many more SME Bank Tower services. Initially, the pilot had autistic people. Come to act as 2 baristas. The service shop has been opened since July 2, 2018 and officially opened on July 11, 2018 with the honor of Mr. Saksakon Jindasawad, Deputy Director-General of the Department of Employment. Ministry of Labor presided over the ceremony

Mr. Mongkol continued that the Bank of Thailand is the third agency that has given space to the Thai Autism Foundation. Opened a coffee shop For All Coffee by autistic people after the Ministry of Labor and the Department of Promotion and Development of the Quality of Life of Persons with Disabilities It is the first state-owned enterprise that initiated the opening of such a coffee shop. which in the future SME Bank will continue to support people with autism bring other products to be sold in more stores to increase income such as bakery, confectionery and jewelry, etc. In addition, for autistic persons potential ready and would like to go out and start a career in opening their own coffee shop in other areas, SME Bank is ready to support low-interest loans through the “Star Economic Loan” project, allowing both natural persons and juristic persons to be used as capital Occupation in tourism and tourism communities, including the hometown community Charge only 3% interest per annum in the first 3 years or Employer Loan 4.0 by the Ministry of Industry The interest rate is only 1% per annum throughout the project life, 7 years, free of principal payment for the first 3 years for individuals who are ready to be converted to a juristic person. Create opportunities for small people to start new businesses.

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