Victims of the earthquakes that have devastated Nepal in recent weeks are receiving help from the global credit union movement thanks to efforts by the World Council of Credit Unions and one of its member organizations.

World Council is working with the Nepal Federation of Savings & Cooperative Credit Unions (NEFSCUN), a member organization of the Association of Asian Confederation of Credit Unions (ACCU), to provide relief to staff and members of Nepalese credit unions, known as savings and credit cooperative societies or SACCOs. The Madison, Wis.-based international trade association will be joined by the Irish League of Credit Unions Foundation (ILCUF) in its relief efforts, according to Calyn Ostrowski, executive director of the Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions, World Council’s fundraising arm.

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