Stories

Yaajabur’s journey: 4R-NSP supports entrepreneurial resilience

27 February 2024

Gabuja Yaajabur, a formidable and resilient 40-year-old widow and mother of three, is a testament to strength and empowerment, all fostered by her involvement in the 4R-Nturient Stewardship Project’s Rural Commercial Women Group (RCWG).

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The First Kyiv Sewing Co-operative – creating opportunities for women

20 February 2024

The women of The First Kyiv Sewing Co-operative are growing their business, offering new opportunities for women to improve their livelihoods through gaining new skills, employment and becoming part the co-operative movement.

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Sponsor the 2024 Women’s Mentorship Program and make a lasting impact!

15 February 2024

The Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada is passionate about fostering empowerment and growth, particularly among women in our global credit union community. We are inviting you to participate in a uniquely transformative sponsorship opportunity that aligns with your values and objectives. Our Women’s Mentorship Program connects aspiring professionals from around the world with seasoned mentors […]

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Empowering communities, navigating change: My journey with CDF Canada in Ethiopia

7 February 2024

CDF Canada volunteer, Dirshaye Beyene, says volunteering is more an assignment. It's a commitment to contribute, learn and grow alongside co-operatives that are striving for progress, which lays the groundwork for sustainable and resilient futures. 

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Host a 2024 Women’s Mentorship Program Participant

5 February 2024

Canadian Savings & Credit Unions, Answer the Call! Empowering Women Across Continents Are you ready to leave an indelible mark on the landscape of financial co-operatives? Do you aspire to be a catalyst for positive change, sharing your wealth of knowledge and passion with women leaders from across the globe? If your answer is a […]

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Rewards from International Volunteering

5 February 2024

Volunteers for the VOICE for Women and Girls program are using their knowledge and expertise to advance environmental sustainability. One volunteer is using his more than 20 years of international volunteering experience to work with farmers on creating an environmental strategy.

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Volunteering brings new friends and worthwhile experiences

2 February 2024

The VOICE for Women and Girls Program allows volunteers to work directly with co-operative members. Keith, one of our volunteers in Malawi, recounts his experiences leading workshops with farming co-operatives.

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Transformative impact: Breaking gender stereotypes and fostering equality

29 January 2024

The 4R Nutrient Stewardship Project, which uses the Gender Model Family (GMF) approach to address gender disparities, aims to foster an equitable distribution of unpaid labour between women and men.

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The 4R Nutrient Stewardship Project: A case study of the development of the Kokeb SACCO in Menjar Shenkora

26 January 2024

A remarkable transformation is taking place within the Kokeb Saving and Credit Co-operative Organization (SACCO). Established in 2017 with 62 members, the SACCO confronted numerous challenges before the game-changing collaboration with the 4R Nutrient Stewardship project (4R-NSP).

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