By providing poor communities with a safe place to save money and take out small-value, low-cost loans, CUFA is helping people avoid the negative impacts of poverty.
bankmecu General Manager Development, Rowan Dowland is a Director of CUFA, and each year the bank offers both financial and in-kind support to CUFA.
A number of bankmecu staff have also experienced first-hand the work of CUFA, when visiting its projects in Cambodia and Fiji. These visits also help raise much needed funds for CUFA’s projects.
In Cambodia, staff have been able to see just how CUFA’s Village Entrepreneur program enables donors to help villagers grow their micro-business, earn an income and improve the quality of life for their families. With this increased income, villagers can generate sufficient money to purchase food, clothing, education and access medical supplies.
If you would like to learn more about CUFA’s work or become a donor, please visit cufa.com.au