Welcome to CUFA
CUFA operates with the goal of helping people lift themselves out of poverty in the Asia Pacific region. Instead of giving hand outs we work to provide the skills, knowledge and resources required for people to break out of poverty whilst offering ongoing support.
CUFA’s work involves developing and supporting financial cooperatives in communities that previously had little or no access to a financial institution.
What does a financial institution do for a community?
The presence of a financial cooperative in a community provides a safe place for people to save their money and take out loans. It teaches people how to manage their money and save for a brighter future. Not to mention the employment opportunities it creates for the villagers and the empowerment it brings to women, those living with a disability and communities as a whole through financial independence.
In a nutshell, our work aims to create sustainability, improve lives and relieve poverty.
Our Vision: Credit Unions promoting financial and social well-being in communities.
Our Mission: Empowering communities through access to affordable financial services.
The Australian Credit Union Movement is part of a worldwide credit union movement - aligned under the International Credit Union Operating Principles.