Impact stories

Bridging the Capacity Gap through Volunteer Engagement

2 February 2023

VOICE for Women and Girls (VOICE) program in Malawi conducted a needs assessment for its cooperatives to assist in developing a capacity-building plan for each cooperative. Mchinji Community Savings, and Credit Cooperative (SACCO), is one of the cooperatives the program is working with. The SACCO is in Mchinji district, in the Central region of Malawi. […]

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Improving Women’s Financial Health

2 February 2023

Women’s economic empowerment, market access, business management support services, financial access, and literacy are key components for creating sustainable employment and income for rural women. The 4R- Nutrient Stewardship project aims to improve the socio-economic well-being and resilience of 80,000 (50% women) smallholder farmers in Ethiopia, Ghana, and Senegal through enhanced agricultural productivity and sustainability. […]

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I am Aspiring to Contest for District Assembly

1 February 2023

Women at the helm of affairs are unseen in most rural communities in Ghana.  They are mostly dependent on their husbands to make a living, but the situation is changing gradually in communities where the 4R project is being implemented.   Regina Wumbe, a 32-year-old married woman and a mother of four, is a participant […]

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Expand Impact Beyond our Borders 

26 January 2023

Donor Spotlight – Interview with Shawna Peddle, Co-operators CDF Canada attracts some of the most generous and compassionate donors. We have a diverse group of donors, each with their own reasons for giving. Some give for personal reasons, others to support their corporate goals and/or values. They all share a common goal of wanting to […]

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Triple impact – Good for People, Planet and Business!

26 January 2023

Donor Spotlight – Interview with Heidi Miller, Synergy Credit Union. For long-time donor and volunteer, Heidi Miller, her passion for CDF Canada runs so deep, that her final comment at the close of our interview was “I could go on and on about CDF Canada”! To package up all her experiences into a short story […]

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It’s our Co-operative Advantage and Differentiator vs the Banks! 

20 January 2023

Donor Spotlight – Interview with Barry Delany, Salmon Arm Savings & Credit Union (SASCU)  When it comes to supporting CDF Canada, Barry Delany has done it all. Over the past 15+ years, he’s been a corporate credit union and personal donor, fundraiser, speaker, overseas volunteer, and even a Board member. Yes, you could say he’s […]

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A Dedicated Co-operative Motivator

6 January 2023

“Before I learned about the coop, I was selling my milkfish through the local collector. I was constantly disappointed with how the business and communication were done between me, the collector, and the factory – I only had one option but to accept the factory’s offers without any negotiation possibility. Working through the co-op is […]

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Capacity Building and Self-reliance is Key

5 January 2023

Donor Spotlight – Interview with Erin Hancock, International Centre for Co-operative Management, Saint Mary’s University CDF Canada attracts some of the most generous and compassionate donors. We have a diverse group of donors, each with their own reasons for giving. Some give for personal reasons, others to support their corporate goals and/or values. They all […]

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2022 WMP Graduation

15 December 2022

CONGRATULATIONS to all the women in the 2022 WPM cohort! We’d like to extend our thanks to the Canadian credit union hosts and heartfelt congratulations to all the women who participated in CDF Canada’s 2022 Women’s Mentorship Program (WMP)! Watch the graduation video to see the big, confident, smiles on the faces of the graduates. […]

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