AACUC Takes Lending Knowledge to Trinidad and Tobago
The African American Credit Union Coalition recently met with leaders from cooperatives in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago to talk lending and collections best practices.
Helen Godfrey-Smith, chairman of the AACUC mentorship committee, conducted several presentations Oct. 14 to the Association of Co-operative Credit Union Presidents in Trinidad and Tobago.
The visit to the Caribbean nation was one of the AACUC’s program of providing technical assistance and management expertise to credit unions in need in the U.S. and abroad, according to the coalition.
Godfrey-Smith said the ACCUPTT expressed in interest in internship and youth programs in addition to more education and training.
There are more than 80 credit unions and 400,000 members in Trinidad and Tobago, according to the Co-operative Credit Union League of Trinidad and Tobago, which also has partnerships with the World Council of Credit Unions and the Connecticut Credit Union League.