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

ILCU International Partners’ Conference Agenda Announced

Dublin – 8th Sept., 2016 – ILCU Foundation International Partners’ Conference The ILCU Foundation would like to invite representatives (Director/Chairperson (1)/ Senior Staff or CEO/Manager (1)) from the credit union to attend the ILCU Foundation International Partners’ Conference – a special one day conference on Saturday 8th October in the Sheraton Hotel, Athlone, Co. Westmeath. […]

Book An ILCU Foundation Speaker For Your 2016 AGM

Dublin – 16th Sept., 2016 – The ILCU Foundation welcomes requests from credit unions to book a member of the ILCU Foundation staff to address your 2016 AGM to showcase to your membership the positive effects of your credit unions support in developing credit unions in low income countries to help poor people fight poverty. […]

Can Your Credit Union Help Us By Providing A Voluntary Donation

Dublin – 16th Sept., 2016 – Dear Friends, If your credit union wishes to provide the ILCU Foundation with a financial contribution which will help us to continue our life changing work to provide safe, strong and secure credit unions in developing countries to help poor people fight poverty then please utilise the contribution forms […]