World Council Receives Local Recognition
Madison, WI—The Wisconsin State
Journal showcased World Council of Credit
Unions' international work on the front page of
the Sunday, January 14, business section.
The main article, entitled Global
Positioning, highlighted World Council's
international work—especially in
Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Kenya and Bolivia, its
recent microfinance grant from the Bill and
Melinda Gates Foundation, World Council's
International Partnerships Program and its
remittances network, IRnet®.
side story discussed how World Council meets
cultural challenges in Afghanistan, Sri Lanka,
China and Kenya.
The main story is available on the Wisconsin
State Journal's website.
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file of the articles as they appeared in the
World Council of Credit Unions is the global trade association and development agency for credit unions. World Council promotes the sustainable development of credit unions and other financial cooperatives around the world to empower people through access to high quality and affordable financial services. World Council advocates on behalf of the global credit union system before international organizations and works with national governments to improve legislation and regulation. Its technical assistance programs introduce new tools and technologies to strengthen credit unions' financial performance and increase their outreach.
World Council has implemented more than 290 technical assistance programs in 71 countries. Worldwide, 57,000 credit unions in 103 countries serve 208 million people. Learn more about World Council's impact around the world at www.woccu.org.