Cufa is committed to ending poverty across the Asia-Pacific. We help communities build better lives for themselves through grassroots programs that focus on education, empowerment, entrepreneurship and financial institutions.
Over 90% of contributions to Cufa go directly into local communities where they are used to build financial institutions like credit unions, giving the most disadvantaged people a safe and affordable place to save their money. Credit union staff and members are then taught vital financial literacy skills, equipping them with the tools to save and handle their finances. Loans and savings groups are also made available at credit unions so that people can start their own small business, with Cufa project officers teaching the crucial business skills for these businesses to become successful.
Imparting these skills, knowledge and financial access provides people with a hand up, not a handout, a livelihood that can be passed on to future generations to break the poverty cycle.
Why Support Cufa?
At Cufa, we believe in long-term solutions that address the root causes of poverty. That is why we facilitate a hands-on, grassroots approach to support economically-disadvantaged communities.
With the generous donations from our community of changemakers, we’ve been able to generate social value worth $30.4 million in communities across Cambodia, Myanmar, Timor-Leste and Papua New Guinea in under 2 years - all with a simple investment of $2.4 million.
We believe that the only way we can help vulnerable communities escape generations of poverty and injustice is by helping them form sustainable, local livelihoods.
- Delivering financial education and business skills programmes
- Educating communities on how to better manage their money
- Facilitating access to local financial services for small businesses
- Helping locals set up businesses that support the micro-economy