World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) announced it will begin implementing the new Accelerating Growth and Inclusion in Lending for Credit Unions (AGIL4CU) Project in October, a five-year, $9.3 million initiative funded through the USAID Cooperative Development Program in Burkina Faso, Kenya, Senegal and Guatemala.
The AGIL4CU Project (2023-2028) will advance credit unions’ ability to provide value to their members and contribute to the economic development of their communities, while extending business financing to underserved market segments, including women and youth.
The AGIL4CU Project is designed to:
Building on the work of WOCCU’s current USAID CDP Technology and Innovation for Financial Inclusion (TIFI) Program (2018-2023) in the same four countries, the AGIL4CU Project will be implemented in close partnership with five local and regional credit union partners, contributing to USAID localization efforts.
“We are thrilled to continue our work to help credit unions build their capacity and expand lending to medium and small business owners. But AGIL4CU will allow us to go even further by helping credit unions create new loan products that specifically benefit women and young adults, while making their members and communities more climate-resilient,” said Angelina Tracy, WOCCU vice president of strategic growth and partnerships.
The AGIL4CU Project continues WOCCU’s long tradition of partnering with USAID-CDP to improve cooperative financial institutions by providing value to their members and strengthening the social and economic development of their communities.