147,911 people reached with financial services

(as of February 2018)

Banca de las Oportunidades has been funding WOCCU’s work in Colombia since 2008 and is now in the fourth iteration with Banca de las Oportunidades -Project IV. During the first project (2008 – 2010), WOCCU provided technical assistance to credit unions in nine under-developed regions of the country to strengthen institutional capital, improve governance, and expand savings and credit programs to low-income individuals.

In Colombia, we continue expanding the financing for micro- and small farmers to facilitate financial inclusion in the financial sector. The goal of the program is to promote access to financial services to micro, small and medium enterprises and entrepreneurs through various financial institutions.

World Council works with Banca de las Oportunidades on the “Inclusión Financiera en zonas de frontera con Venezuela” (financial inclusion at the border with Venezuela) to:

Banca de las Oportunidades -Project IV aims to
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5,350,000 credit union members in Colombia (2016)