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Field Engagements


Visit Kenya and Croatia

 

Study, Service and Support

Field engagements can be deep-dive studies to understand the challenges a credit union system faces and the relevance of that experience at home. The engagements also allow participants to get involved with local credit union volunteer and community service work.  Technical and advocacy efforts assist credit unions to help tackle their top technical or regulatory challenges.

In 2018 the Foundation visited Kenya, Thailand, Dominica, Puerto Rico and Poland on a mission to study, serve or support those areas – sometimes all three. 

“Engagement trips are like traveling in a time machine. Sometimes you go to the future. Sometimes you visit the past.”
- a participant of a previous Worldwide Foundation’s field engagement trip

2019 & 2020 Field Engagements

 

December 1-6

Kenya

In early December 2019, we will return to Kenya in service work and to share the holiday spirit with the Busia orphanage in Kenya. We continue to spread the message of Busia — the orphanage that credit unions built. We will be traveling the first part of December 2019.

For more information, contact Laura Mihm
 

May & September 2020

Croatia

Earlier this year, World Council welcomed the Croatian Association of Credit Unions as a new member. In 2020, we will learn more about this unique country located in the northwestern part of the Balkan Peninsula with two education study trips to Split, Zagreb and Dubrovnik. Look for more details soon!

For more information, contact Laura Mihm
 

Irish-American Exchange

Mutual challenges face the Irish and U.S. credit union systems. In response, the World Council, through its Worldwide Foundation and between the Irish League of Credit Unions (ILCU) offers an exchange program, designed to align the needs and expertise of both sides of the Atlantic to find solutions to address short and long-term challenges.

For more information, contact Laura Mihm

New or unplanned engagement opportunities will arise in 2019 as credit unions in other countries and our supporters identify a need.

Information about all field engagements and how to participate can be found on this website and any specific questions may be addressed to the CEO’s office by contacting Laura Mihm.

 

Previous Field Engagements

 

Dominica


Dominica Hurricane Relief
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Poland


Poland Field Engagement
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Puerto Rico


Credit Union Loan Participation Program
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Thailand


Asian Credit Union System - Thailand Deep Dive Experience
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