WOMEN & FINANCE
WOCCU’s programs ensure equitable access to financial services and products, and support women’s leadership in the industry.
What We Do
A look at our different interventions
DESIGNING FOR WOMEN
Currently, there are 120 GWLN Sister Societies (local chapters) established in 27 countries. We work to include women to not only become credit union members but also to serve in credit union leadership roles.
We work to include women to not only become credit union members but also to serve in credit union leadership roles.
In Liberia, 65% of the management staff of program credit unions are women. At end of our project in Rwanda, 529,060 credit union members were women, representing 40% of the total membership. We also delivered training to 26 female credit union managers in auditing tools, business planning and financial literacy.
Gender sensitivity in field officer banking: Field officers often travel into rural and remote areas to provide financial services (including financial literacy). Financial institutions using field officer banking target women beneficiaries by hiring female field officers, scheduling meetings that are aligned with the communities’ schedules and ensuring that women are elected to leadership positions within the groups.