Current WOCCU Development Projects (1996)

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              CURRENT WOCCU DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
                         July, 1996
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                            AFRICA 
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AFRICA REVITALIZATION PROGRAM 
Contract:      AOT-0557-A-00-4220-00
Duration:      9/30/94 - 9/29/99 
Funder:        U.S. Agency for International Development  
Description:   Develop ten dynamic and financially sound credit
               unions in the eight project countries, that will
               then serve as "models" for other credit unions.

MADAGASCAR CREDIT UNION DEVELOPMENT PROJECT 
Contract #:    Cr 2459-MAG. PATER 
Duration:      1/4/95 - 1/3/97 
Funder:        World Bank  
Description:   Madagascar - Pilot project to help rural groups
               form credit unions to meet their financial
               services needs.  

MALAWI UNION OF SAVINGS & CREDIT COOPERATIVES, LTD. 
(MUSCCO) PROJECT  
Contract #:    612-0242-G-00-1001-00 
Duration:      08/27/91 - 9/30/96 
Funder:        U.S. Agency for International Development 
Description:   Develop management capacity of the national
               credit union federation (MUSCCO) to handle the
               rapid growth expected in next 5 years.  

NIGER CREDIT UNION DEVELOPMENT II 
Contract #:    624-0269-A-00-2126-00 
Duration:      9/1/92-8/31/97 
Funder:        U.S. Agency for International Development 
Description:   Promote expansion of credit union development in
               Niamey and Maradi regions, obtain appropriate
               legal & regulatory framework for CU's, training
               in CU philosophy & operations, and help create a
               national service association.  

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                        ASIA  
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EXPANDING CREDIT UNION MICROENTERPRISE SERVICES TO 
POOR AND LOW INCOME CITIZENS OF THE PHILIPPINES 
Contract #:    G/EG/MD-96-A-001 
Duration:      1996 - 1999 
Funder:        U.S. Agency for International Development 
Description:   Strengthen credit unions in the Philippines, thus
               permitting improved credit and savings services
               to microentrepreneurs and low income people. 

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                   CENTRAL & EASTERN EUROPE
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INTRODUCING DEMOCRATIC FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS INTO THE 
LATVIA AND LITHUANIAN MARKETPLACE 
Contract #:    EUR-0023-G-00-2067 
Duration:      7/29/94 - 9/30/97 
Funder:        U.S. Agency for International Development 
Description:   The Latvian and Lithuanian savings and credit
               union development committees will be assisted to
               form savings and credit unions (SCUs). The focus
               will be on building local SCUs (urban and
               semi-urban) and the capability to provide
               training, technical assistance and supervision. 
               
DEVELOPMENT OF USER-OWNED RURAL FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS 
IN FYR MACEDONIA 
Contract #:    EPE-0024-A-00-5103-00 
Duration:      9/13/95 - 08/30/99 
Funder:        U.S. Agency for International Development 
Description:   Credit union development focusing on rural areas.
               Project will provide research and analysis,
               training and technical support, as well as
               assistance with legislation/regulation of CUs. 

BUILDING THE POLISH SAVINGS CREDIT UNION SYSTEM, PHASE II
Contract:      EPE-0023-G-00-5117-00 
Duration:      09/26/96 - 09/30/97 
Funder:        U.S. Agency for International Development 
Description:   Phase II activities include expansion of SCUs,
               increased number of members, strengthening of
               prudential norms, training, and legislative
               issues. A stronger focus on the base of the
               movement will direct all activities.  

INTRODUCING SAVINGS AND CREDIT UNIONS IN ROMANIA 
Contract:      EPE-0023-G-00-5119-00 
Duration:      09/25/95 - 09/30/97 
Funder:        U.S. Agency for International Development 
Description:   Development of savings and credit associations at
               the grassroots level. Phase I will aim at
               organizing a limited number of industrial SCAs.
               Phase II will include an assessment of
               development efforts and will provide
               recommendations for further activities. 

EXPANDING AND IMPROVING THE DELIVERY OF SAVINGS AND 
CREDIT SERVICES TO INDIVIDUAL CONSUMERS AND PRODUCERS 
IN UKRAINE THROUGH DEMOCRATICALLY CONTROLLED AND 
MEMBER OWNED SAVINGS AND CREDIT UNIONS 
Contract #:    121-0005-G-00-5255-00 
Duration:      09/27/95 - 09/30/1998 
Funder:        U.S. Agency for International Development 
Description:   Increase the role credit unions play in the
               national financial market by building the
               internal capabilities of CUs. Emphasis will also
               be placed on improving SCU laws and regulations,
               and creating a united SCU system.  

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                       LATIN AMERICA 
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BOLIVIA CREDIT UNION FINANCIAL STRENGTHENING PROGRAM 
Contract #:    511-0596-A-00-3048-00 
Duration:      4/1/93 - 9/30/97 
Funder:        U.S. Agency for International Development 
Description:   Strengthen the credit union movement in Bolivia,
               thus permitting improved credit and savings
               services to microentrepreneurs and persons of
               limited resources.  

ECUADOR MICROENTERPRISE PROJECT
Contract #:    PCE-0406-A-00-5041-00 
Duration:      9/30/95 - 9/30/99 
Funder:        U.S. Agency for International Development 
Description:   Strengthen the credit union movement in Ecuador,
               thus permitting improved credit and savings
               services to microentrepreneurs and persons of
               limited resources.  

EL SALVADOR EQUITABLE RURAL ECONOMIC GROWTH ACTIVITY
SUBCONTRACT
Contract #:    519-0397-C-00-4154-00 
Duration:      9/30/95 - 9/30/00 
Funder:        U.S. Agency for International
               Development/Chemonics  
Description:   Strengthen the credit union movement in El
               Salvador, thus permitting improved credit and
               savings services to microentrepreneurs, persons
               of limited resources, and those working in small
               farmer production credit program.  

GUATEMALAN COOPERATIVE STRENGTHENING PROJECT II 
Contract #:    N/A 
Duration:      9/7/94 - 8/31/97 
Funder:        FENACOAC (Guatemala credit union league)
Description:   Strengthen federated cooperatives to provide
               members with access to productive resources
               (credit, technical assistance, inputs) needed to
               increase agricultural production and small farmer
               incomes.   

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