Cufa alleviates poverty in 4 key ways; Economic Institutions (like Village Banks), Education, Enterprise and Employment.
Cufa’s work builds, supports and promotes village banks and financial cooperatives so that even the poorest of the poor can access (try getting a bank account with no home address), and so that they have access to affordable banking services.
Instead of just giving money, Cufa teaches people how to use it wisely. We help village entrepreneurs to develop micro-businesses, providing employment opportunities and retaining income within the village.
Cufa also teaches children from a young age how to save money so they are better equipped to avoid debt when they become adults. We also provide the necessary training and resources to foster ethical and inclusive financial services, so that everybody in the village has the opportunity to save regardless of gender, ethnicity, mobility or relative wealth. This approach increases the capacity of locals to lift themselves out of poverty, creating infinite value to millions of people and for many future generations.