MADISON, Wis. — The World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) Board of Directors unanimously approved the membership application for the Association Nationale des Caisses Populaires Haitiennes (ANACAPH) in the last quarter of 2017.
Credit unions in Haiti are supervised by the Central Bank of Haiti. »We are pleased to welcome ANACAPH to our membership base and encourage their active participation to strengthen the global credit union movement,” said Brian Branch, World Council president and CEO.
The 100 percent credit union-owned organization from Haiti was established in 1998 to provide representation, advocacy, governance, IT support, education, technical assistance and training to its affiliates. ANACAPH has 49 credit union affiliates with 763 thousand members and total assets of US$96 million.
ANACAPH will access World Council advocacy support as well as research and innovative approaches to developing new products and services.
World Council currently works with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Haitian credit unions to introduce personal mortgages for affordable and safer housing for members. World Council also works with USAID and credit unions in Haiti to introduce new savings products, as well as mobile service delivery channels.
World Council of Credit Unions is the global trade association and development agency for credit unions. World Council promotes the sustainable development of credit unions and other financial cooperatives around the world to empower people through access to high quality and affordable financial services. World Council advocates on behalf of the global credit union system before international organizations and works with national governments to improve legislation and regulation. Its technical assistance programs introduce new tools and technologies to strengthen credit unions’ financial performance and increase their outreach.
World Council has implemented 300+ technical assistance programs in 89 countries. Worldwide, 68,882 credit unions in 109 countries serve 235 million people. Learn more about World Council’s impact around the world at www.woccu.org.