Webinar: The school of dreamers – growing entrepreneurship and financial inclusion in Peru

Wednesday, June 9, 9:00 a.m. U.S. Central Daylight Time (CDT)

MADISON, WI (May 27, 2021) — The School of Dreamers is a program created by World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) Economic Inclusion Project that strengthens Venezuelan migrant and local Peruvian entrepreneurs to help them design or improve their marketing and customer loyalty strategies, create a value proposition and make their businesses competitive in the Peruvian market.

This WOCCU webinar will examine how more than 1,200 entrepreneurs have been trained and 788 have defined their business plans in the first 10 months of the program. The School of Dreamers is the first step on what WOCCU calls the “Economic Inclusion Route.” The program also allows participants to applying for seed capital and receive training on financial education. To date, approximately 200 people have received seed capital to bolster their businesses.

This virtual event will feature presentations from:

    • Jerry Marcus, Regional Coordinator, USAID Venezuela Program
    • Oscar Guzmán, Chief of Party, WOCCU Economic Inclusion Project
    • Oscar Pérez, President, Unión Venezolana en Perú

About World Council of Credit Unions

World Council of Credit Unions is the global trade association and development platform for credit unions. World Council promotes the sustainable development of credit unions and other financial cooperatives around the world to empower people through access to high quality and affordable financial services. World Council advocates on behalf of the global credit union system before international organizations and works with national governments to improve legislation and regulation. Its technical assistance programs introduce new tools and technologies to strengthen credit unions' financial performance and increase their outreach. World Council has implemented 300+ technical assistance programs in 90 countries. Worldwide, 82,758 credit unions in 97 countries serve 404 million people. Learn more about World Council's impact around the world at


Alisa Stetsyshyn


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