HomeView 2013 Media ReleasesLocal activity part of International Credit Union Day

The Customer Owned Banking Association today celebrated International Credit Union Day and pointed to local activity that is raising important awareness and funds for developing communities.

This year’s theme, “Credit Unions Unite for Good: A Better Way,” emphasises the benefits of cooperation among credit unions worldwide.

As part of the day, credit unions in Australia are helping international development agency CUFA raise funds for the Village Entrepreneur program.

The program helps villagers in Cambodia and Timor Leste to break out of poverty by providing sustainable small business income.

COBA CEO Louise Petschler said International Credit Union Day is positive recognition of credit unions developing local communities.

“Credit unions in Australia have invested strongly in local communities and fostered positive economic development,” Ms Petschler said.

“Credit unions are also giving back to help developing nations in our region end the cycle of poverty through better financial services and education.”

Credit unions have more than 200 million customers across 101 countries.

Local credit unions are hosting fundraising events today to help CUFA with the Village Entrepreneur initiative, as part of CUFA’s MAD Day (Make a Difference Day) and Anti-Poverty Week.

To learn more about these activities visit www.cufa.com.au/madday

For details on International Credit Union Day celebrations around the world, visit the World Council of Credit Unions website www.woccu.org/memberserv/icuday

For more information please contact:
Daniel McDougall, Senior Adviser Media
02 8035 8444, 0407 637 541, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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