updated 09/12/12 01:59 PM
Christian Community CU is one of several credit unions supporting the World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU), which in turn is helping develop core data processing systems for African credit unions, providing the means for Latin American small farmers to become self-sufficient, establishing credit unions in Afghanistan, and implementing several other projects in low-income hard-to-reach areas of the world.
In Sri Lanka, getting a bank loan requires collateral and salary slips, marking loans nearly impossible for fishermen such as Sebastian Lusion. Thanks to a credit union loan, Lusion was able to repair his boat and continue providing for his wife and three children.
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