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WOCCU Gender Investing Framework Toolkit (GIFT) Helps Women Entrepreneurs in Senegal Secure More Loans with Improved Terms

May 18, 2022

WOCCU Gender Investing Framework Toolkit (GIFT) Helps Women Entrepreneurs in Senegal Secure More Loans with Improved Terms

MADISON, Wis.—Four credit unions that piloted World Council of Credit Unions’ (WOCCU) Gender Investing Framework Toolkit (GIFT) in Senegal saw evidence of better performance in loans to female entrepreneurs.  

WOCCU/ENCU Applaud European Parliament Agreement on Digital Operational Resilience Act

May 17, 2022

WOCCU/ENCU Applaud European Parliament Agreement on Digital Operational Resilience Act

MADISON, Wis.—The European Council presidency and European Parliament reached a provisional agreement on the Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA) that allows for proportional treatment of credit unions under new regulatory requirements on the security of financial institution network and information systems, as well as critical third parties that provide ICT- (information communication technologies) related services to them, such as cloud platforms and data analytics services. 

Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions Welcomes Six I-CUDEs as Class of 2022

May 10, 2022

Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions Welcomes Six I-CUDEs as Class of 2022

MADISON, Wis.—Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions (WFCU) on May 10 welcomed six new members to the International Credit Union Development Educators’ (I-CUDEs) global family as the Class of 2022.

USAID and WOCCU Introduce Two Virtual Platforms for Economic and Financial Sustainability in Ecuador

May 04, 2022

USAID and WOCCU Introduce Two Virtual Platforms for Economic and Financial Sustainability in Ecuador

QUITO, Ecuador—With the objective of enhancing and facilitating the sustainability of the economic inclusion processes that credit unions, NGOs, public sector entities, universities and other organizations carry out, the Economic Inclusion Project (EIP), a USAID-funded activity implemented by World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU), has created two distinct virtual platforms for mobile devices that are designed to benefit Venezuelan migrants and low-income locals in Ecuador and Peru.

Conference Early Bird Deadline Approaching

April 26, 2022

Conference Early Bird Deadline Approaching

MADISON, Wis.—Time is running out to take advantage of registration savings for the 2022 World Credit Union Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, 17–20 July. The registration fee will increase US$200 per attendee after Friday, 20 May 2022.

Elissa McCarter LaBorde to Meet with Ukrainian and Polish Credit Union Leaders

April 18, 2022

Elissa McCarter LaBorde to Meet with Ukrainian and Polish Credit Union Leaders

MADISON, Wis.—World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) President and CEO Elissa McCarter LaBorde is visiting Poland this week to meet with Ukrainian and Polish credit union leaders about the short- and long-term challenges they face due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. 

USAID, WOCCU and FENACREP Begin 'The Strengthening Route' to Boost Financial Inclusion

April 14, 2022

USAID, WOCCU and FENACREP Begin 'The Strengthening Route' to Boost Financial Inclusion

LIMA, Peru—World Council of Credit Unions' (WOCCU) Economic Inclusion Project (EIP), a USAID-funded activity, and the National Federation of Credit Unions of Peru (FENACREP) recently launched a new initiative called “The Strengthening Route” to bolster financial inclusion efforts throughout the Peruvian cooperative sector.

Ukrainian Credit Unions Receive Second Tranche of $1 Million to Resume Agricultural Lending in Wartime

April 12, 2022

Ukrainian Credit Unions Receive Second Tranche of $1 Million to Resume Agricultural Lending in Wartime

MADISON, Wis.—USAID and Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions released the second and final disbursement from a $1 million liquidity fund to help partner credit unions affiliated with World Council of Credit Unions’ (WOCCU) Credit for Agriculture Producers (CAP) Project resume agricultural lending and support food security in wartime Ukraine.

Economic Inclusion Project Delivers Financial Education to More Than 5,000 During Global Money Week 2022

March 30, 2022

Economic Inclusion Project Delivers Financial Education to More Than 5,000 During Global Money Week 2022

LIMA, Peru—Under the motto "Build your future, be smart with your money,” World Council of Credit Unions’ (WOCCU) Economic Inclusion Project (EIP) provided financial education to more than 5,000 people in Peru and Ecuador during several Global Money Week 2022 activities held March 21-26.

Initial Donations to Ukrainian Credit Union Displacement Fund to go Primarily Toward Humanitarian Aid

March 09, 2022

Initial Donations to Ukrainian Credit Union Displacement Fund to go Primarily Toward Humanitarian Aid

MADISON, Wis.—Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions (WFCU) will utilize donations raised in the first several weeks of its Ukrainian Credit Union Displacement Fund campaign to address immediate humanitarian needs triggered by Russia’s continued targeting of civilians, which has caused a crisis for those still in Ukraine and for more than two million Ukrainian refugees who have fled the country.  

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