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Strategic Plan 2020 - 24

Our mission is to increase financial inclusion and reduce poverty by supporting sustainable credit unions that empower people and their communities. By sharing the Irish Credit Union experience we provide financial and technical support to credit union movements and assist in building the capacity of credit union staff and volunteers in low-income developing countries.


We harness our know-how so communities can develop sustainable credit unions to suit local needs. The following values underpin our work and what we set out to achieve in our Strategic Plan:

  • Being straight up
  • Being trusted experts in our field
  • Being there for the next generation
  • Being a catalyst for positive change
  • Being adaptive to changing realities
  • Being respectful of local communities

Our work over the next five years will be underpinned by the Strategic Plan, 2020-2024, with objectives and targets clearly set out to ensure we achieve the plan and remain true to our mission and values. Below is a summary of our strategic priority areas and targets.

Working closely with dedicated local partners and credit union movements in the developing countries of Ethiopia, The Gambia and Sierra Leone, the Foundation assists in building an equitable financial environment for all by providing access to education and affordable, ethical saving and loan products.  

The Foundation advocates for the integration and use of technology to support the development of credit unions to implement suitable information management systems, which will lead to better and more secure services for members.

By working together to strengthen the credit union movement in low-income developing countries, we are one step closer to achieving financial inclusion for all. We are people helping people.