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Co-op consortium formed to help farmers in Africa gain access to financial service

The ILCU Foundation, in partnership with the Canadian Cooperative Association (CCA) and the African Confederation of Savings and Credit Co-operative Associations (ACOSCCA), will employ credit union expertise from Ireland and Canada and its credit union partners across Africa to improve rural outreach for credit unions in Ethiopia, Tanzania and Malawi. See Co-op News for more […]
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2017 Great Ethiopian Run Fundraising Event

The ILCU Foundation is looking for up to 10 people to participate in our 2017 Great Ethiopian Run (GER) Fundraising Event. The GER will take place on Sunday, 26th November, in Addis Abba, Ethiopia (2,350 metres above sea level). More than 40,000 participants from across the globe are expected to run/jog/walk the popular 10km route through the heart of the capital.

June 2017: New Board of Directors for ILCU Foundation

The Irish League of Credit Unions International Development Foundation (ILCU Foundation) is pleased to announce its new board of directors. The ILCU Foundation held its 28th AGM in the ILCU office on the 09/06/17. The new board is elected for 2 years. See here for more details on the new board.
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Camino 2017 ILCU Foundation Fundraiser: 200,000+ Steps

In May 2017,  as a fundraiser for the ILCU Foundation’s projects in the developing world, for the first time, a group of ILCU Foundation credit union volunteers joined a team of fundraisers from our partner in Ethiopia, Gorta-Self Help Africa, to walk the last 100 KM of the Camino de Santiago de Compostela. This walk […]


For many months now, the Foundation’s development partners that work with credit unions in East Africa have been crying out for help to fight the third year of drought in a row in the region. Read more about the Foundation’s emergency response to the crisis here.
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Barry Treacy is a Credit to Sierra Leone

– Youghal Credit Union Manager visits Africa to facilitate local credit unions. Read the full Youghal News article here
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Camino 2017 ILCU Foundation Fundraiser

Join Orla in raising money for ILCU International Development Foundation credit-union projects in the developing world. We have five (5) places available for members of the Irish Credit Union Movement on our fundraiser “Camino de Santiago de Compostela, French Way, Sarria to Santiago 2017″ in Spain, from 25th May 2017. For full information on the […]
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Apex change Study – Summary for Funders and Networks

An Analysis of the Impact of ILCU Foundation Support on the Development of Gambian and Albanian Credit Union Movements: This summary document outlines the main findings from the Credit Union Apex Change Study. The study examines six key impact indicators, including governance and service delivery, the development of the apex organisation and the likelihood of […]

Technical Resources -PEARLS Manual

This manual provides an introduction to PEARLS ratios, the financial performance monitoring system designed to offer management guidance for credit unions and other savings institutions. The document provides practical information for officers in both Irish credit unions and further afield, who are new to or are becoming familiar with these ratios. Click here to download […]

Gambian people are using the Irish Credit Union system to get themselves out of poverty

Click here to read the full article in The Journal , published 12th February 2017