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.
We believe in long-term solutions that address the root causes of poverty. We know that our approach works and that is why we have been able to turn a $2.4 million investment into $30.4 million worth of social value in communities across Cambodia, Myanmar, Timor-Leste and Papua New Guinea in under 2 years. Want to read more about how we achieved this? Read our Social Return on Investment Report.
With your help, we can empower people to improve their lives, for good, develop their communities and create a brighter future for their families. Join our community of supporters who donate regularly and you’ll help Cufa change lives across the Asia-Pacific.