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Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions Distributes 30,000 Masks Through Second Wave of Project Storm Break PPE Initiative

June 15, 2021

Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions Distributes 30,000 Masks Through Second Wave of Project Storm Break PPE Initiative

MADISON, Wis.—The National Credit Union Federation of Korea (NACUFOK) made a sizeable donation of facemasks to World Council of Credit Unions for the second time in less than a year in an effort to help credit union systems still facing a critical need for more personal protective equipment (PPE) in the ongoing fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ukrainian Parliament Approves New WOCCU-advocated Credit Union Law

June 08, 2021

Ukrainian Parliament Approves New WOCCU-advocated Credit Union Law

MADISON, Wis.—World Council of Credit Unions’ (WOCCU) International Advocacy and International Projects’ teams scored a major victory this week when the Ukrainian Parliament overwhelmingly approved the first reading of a new draft law on credit unions. The law must now pass a second reading as the final step for adoption. If adopted, the law would lay the foundation for updating the country’s legal framework for credit union operations and build a level playing field for credit unions in the financial services market.

Eight Scholarships Awarded by Global Women’s Leadership Network

May 25, 2021

Eight Scholarships Awarded by Global Women’s Leadership Network

MADISON, Wis.—The Global Women’s Leadership Network (GWLN) awarded eight scholarships to industry women, allowing them to join the Network and gain opportunities for professional development, networking and skill diversification.

World Council Launches ‘The Global Credit Union Podcast’

May 21, 2021

World Council Launches ‘The Global Credit Union Podcast’

MADISON, Wis.—World Council of Credit Unions is excited to launch a new monthly podcast that will provide the international credit union community with an in-depth look at some of the interesting and important stories we have to tell, particularly in the areas of International Advocacy, International Projects, Education and Networking, and Digital Transformation.

Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions Nets Nearly $300,000 in First Month of CUNA Mutual Challenge

May 13, 2021

Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions Nets Nearly $300,000 in First Month of CUNA Mutual Challenge

MADISON, Wis.—Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions, the fundraising and engagement arm of World Council of Credit Unions, is thrilled to announce that in just one month our global credit union movement has stepped up to donate nearly $300,000 in response to the CUNA Mutual Challenge.

Ukrainian Credit Unions Receive First Tranche of $1 Million to Increase Agricultural Lending

May 11, 2021

Ukrainian Credit Unions Receive First Tranche of $1 Million to Increase Agricultural Lending

MADISON, Wis.—USAID and Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions released an initial disbursement from a $1 million liquidity fund to the Ukrainian United Credit Union (UUCU), the central financing facility for 54 Ukrainian credit unions, to help partner credit unions address liquidity constraints and support increased agricultural lending.

More than 1,800 Entrepreneurs Benefit from the Economic Inclusion Project (EIP) in Peru and Ecuador

May 05, 2021

More than 1,800 Entrepreneurs Benefit from the Economic Inclusion Project (EIP) in Peru and Ecuador

LIMA, Peru—The Economic Inclusion Project this week celebrated the graduations of more than 500 new entrepreneurs from its School of Dreamers in Peru and Entrepreneur Camp in Ecuador.

‘Building Financial Health for a Brighter Tomorrow’ is This Year’s International Credit Union Day Theme

May 03, 2021

‘Building Financial Health for a Brighter Tomorrow’ is This Year’s International Credit Union Day Theme

MADISON, Wis.—On October 21, 2021, credit unions worldwide will celebrate International Credit Union Day (ICU Day). This annual event raises global awareness for the credit union movement through outreach, volunteering, fundraising and other ICU Day-themed activities. Credit unions bring financial inclusion and a promising future to people all over the world. Since the first celebration in 1948, ICU Day is a chance to spotlight and celebrate these achievements. 

Microsoft Joins with World Council to Fast-track Innovation in Financial Services

April 28, 2021

Microsoft Joins with World Council to Fast-track Innovation in Financial Services

NAIROBI--Microsoft East Africa, through the support of its 4Afrika initiative, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) to help accelerate digital transformation within the Savings and Credit Cooperative (SACCO) sector.

Registration Open for 2021 World Credit Union Conference

April 15, 2021

Registration Open for 2021 World Credit Union Conference

MADISON, Wis. — Attend the premier global credit union education and networking event offered by the financial services industry. World Council of Credit Unions has opened registration for the annual World Credit Union Conference to be held virtually from 14 – 21 July 2021. For more information and to register visit www.wcuc.org

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