WFCU to host ICU Day webinar with international perspectives

WFCU bringing panelists from Venezuela and Ukraine to share credit union journeys

MADISON, WI (October 11, 2023)The Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions (WFCU) is hosting a webinar, Global Connections, on October 19, 2023 to celebrate International Credit Union Day (ICU Day) with panelists from Venezuela and Ukraine. 

The virtual event, scheduled for 9 a.m. C.T. will feature the following journeys with credit unions:

  • Astrid Dunn, a Venezuelan dentist living in Peru
  • Mariammer Paredes, a Venezuelan entrepreneur living in Ecuador
  • Olga Tugai, President, All-Ukrainian Credit Union Association (Ukraine)

The featured panelists will speak primarily in Spanish and Ukrainian, with English translations provided. 

“We want to focus on the impact of credit unions on a global scale, made possible only through our donor’s support. We’ll hear about the journeys of Venezuelan migrants to Peru and Ecuador and how the Economic Inclusion Project impacted their lives in their new homes. Olga Tugai, President of the All-Ukrainian Credit Union Association, will share insights into why and how credit unions are so critical in the global space,” WFCU said.

ICU Day has traditionally been a day of advocacy and celebration for credit unions, and in 2023, ICU Day is celebrating its 75th anniversary. In recognition of the milestone anniversary, WFCU is bringing awareness to the significant financial inequality that persists worldwide through the Members Helping Members campaign. 

The Members Helping Members campaign is raising money to bridge the financial inclusion gap and give millions of people around the world access to the financial services they don’t currently have. Money raised will go towards supporting credit union resilience in Ukraine, empowering women leaders in credit unions, growing young credit union professionals and many more WFCU initiatives around the world.

To register for the webinar, visit the Zoom form here

About Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions (WFCU)

The Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions, as the strategic partner of the World Council, bridges gaps impacting credit unions' ability to grow and advance financial inclusion worldwide. Our commitment to provide global credit union journeys augments our shared vision with World Council's of realizing a vibrant and growing global credit union movement. Worldwide Foundation's philanthropy advances World Council's technical capacity to strengthen credit union systems that advance financial inclusion to underserved communities.


Rachel Miller
Phone: 608-395-2036

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