Impact stories

Improving Rural Financial Inclusion through Financial Cooperatives

18 October 2021

Financial cooperatives are a growing force for financial inclusion in Eastern and Southern Africa.  They often operate in remote areas where other financial institutions are unable or unwilling to serve. However, they face challenges of not innovating, effectively developing demand-driven products and services, accessing relevant training programs to increase their staff and directors’ capacity, attracting qualified staff and management, […]

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World Food Day: It is Your Day to Build Sustainable Future

8 October 2021

Every year Oct 16 is celebrated as World Food Day to raise global awareness of food, agriculture, and hunger. This year we are celebrating the theme – It’s your day! The theme focuses on the role that each community actor needs to perform to help transform agri-food systems. Thus, it is not the contribution from […]

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Empower Women Farmer and She Empowers the Community

8 October 2021

“I don’t use ox to plow my field, but now I drive a tractor. I am learning new ways of farming for better yield, but also about balanced nutrition,” says Kelem Negash A single mother of 3 sons, Kelem Negash, is a smallholder farmer in the Eranbuti village of Minjar Shenkora district, East Shoa zone, […]

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A Ray of Hope

8 October 2021

“The people in my community are praising me for the crop growth and germination rate on my farm (i.e. planting distance and planting in rows). They are seeing the possibilities of higher yields and good harvest compared to last year.” Afua Kpokoja, a mother of 5 children, is a smallholder farmer producing maize in Gbanderi […]

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Tipindule SACCO a Route to Financial Independence

8 September 2021

For the last 75 years, CDF Canada has been working to build sustainable and self-reliant communities. We connect and educate low-income communities to enhance their production, provide market access, and train and connect with financial co-operatives. Read the story of the progress made after the closing of the INVEST project and how Tipindule Savings and Credit Cooperative […]

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The Future of Farming from Adoja and her Family

25 August 2021

Danakpe Adjoa, a 37-year-old smallholder farmer and community volunteer agriculture extension agent (CVAEA) from Upando, Ghana, has been farming groundnuts for the past five years. She never had a good harvest, but things have been different this year, and she is expecting a good crop year. Groundnut farming is the main farming activity for most […]

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Food Security Response during COVID-19

13 July 2021

I have a vegetable garden that I tend for my family and sell the extra in the nearby market. If it were not for the ACCESS projects, I would have been looking for firewood in the forest to sell for money, said Selmata, Wechiau Community, Ghana. I don’t worry about what I am going to […]

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Collaborate to Rebuild Better Tomorrow!

30 June 2021

The impact of COVID-19 has been widespread, with the mandatory shutdowns to confining people to their homes have changed the dynamics of societies and economics.  The pandemic tested the resilience of our existing systems, from healthcare, education, supply chain to financial markets. Investment in people, processes, and infrastructure is needed more than ever in rural […]

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CDF Canada is celebrating International Women’s Day

8 March 2021

For International Women Day, CDF Canada, with funding from Global Affairs Canada, would like to support the work of women in the world. In 2021, women are still the majority of those living in poverty and gender inequality is a key driver of poverty. Women make up less than 24% of the world’s parliamentarians and […]

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