July 10, 2019

World Council Advocates to USAID to Expand Opportunities for Credit Unions

WASHINGTON, D.C.—World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) President and CEO Brian Branch, Credit Union National Association (CUNA) President and CEO Jim Nussle, and former Congressman and House Foreign Relations Committee Chair Ed Royce met with USAID Administrator Mark Green to appeal for a shift in the agency’s international development to support a wider array of underutilized partners such as credit unions.

July 03, 2019

“Project Storm Break” Seeks $100,000 for Disaster Relief

MADISON, Wis.—The Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions is building upon its long tradition of providing relief to credit unions reeling from natural disasters by launching Project Storm Break—an annual campaign to establish a forward-prepared disaster fund.

July 01, 2019

Credit Card Program Offers Opportunity to "Do Global Good"

MADISON, Wis.—Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions, the international development and charitable arm of World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU), is providing a unique opportunity for credit unions to offer their members a credit card that funds financial inclusion programs in developing nations with every item they purchase.

June 27, 2019

WOCCU to Identify Haiti Agricultural Investment Opportunities

MADISON, Wis.—World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) will assess the agricultural investment landscape in specific target zones in Haiti, as part of a value chain assessment (VCA) being funded by USAID Haiti’s INVEST program.

June 25, 2019

GWLN Welcomes First Sister Society from India

MADISON, Wis.—India becomes the 20th country to launch a Global Women’s Leadership Network (GWLN) Sister Society, with women from the Maharashtra State Federation of Cooperative Credit Societies (MAFCOCS) and Kalyani Mahila Nagari Cooperative Credit Society forming a chapter in Nashik—a city of about 1.4 million people in the western state of Maharashtra.

June 25, 2019

Worldwide Foundation Launches Monthly Giving Program

MADISON, Wis.—Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions—the international development and charitable arm of World Council for Credit Unions—now offers a monthly giving option to Champion supporters who want to change the world through credit unions and the cooperative model.

June 17, 2019

96% of Venezuelans Surveyed in Colombia Border Region Lack Access to Financial Services

MADISON, Wis.—96% of Venezuelan nationals who fled to Colombia to escape violence and economic collapse have no access to formal financial services—despite nearly half saying they crossed the border more than a year ago.

June 11, 2019

CU Executives from Peru, El Salvador Participate in Pasantia Técnica

MADISON, Wis.—A dozen executives from Latin American financial cooperatives are collaborating with colleagues from Denver-area credit unions this week to explore ways to improve member access to—and experience with—digital financial services.

June 10, 2019

WYCUP Aims to Replicate SICREDI Youth Committees Worldwide

MADISON, Wis.—Members of the World Council Young Credit Union Professionals (WYCUP) Program aim to replicate a model for youth committees established by the largest credit union system in Brazil and expand it worldwide.

May 31, 2019

Andrew Price Named New Head of Advocacy

MADISON, Wis.—World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) is pleased to announce the promotion of Andrew Price to Vice President of Advocacy—putting him in charge of advocating on behalf of the global credit union and financial cooperative movement at the international level.

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