After working with 54 credit unions to bring financial services to more than 200,000 people in three years, the Mexican government extended WOCCU's rural credit union outreach program (2008-11) by six months to reach an additional 40,000 people living in some of the most marginalized areas of the country. With funding from Mexico's Bank of National Savings and Financial Services (BANSEFI) through its Programa de Asistencia Técnica al Microfinanciamiento Rural (PATMIR), WOCCU continues to help participating credit unions employ new technologies to open additional points of service and bring affordable financial access to people in need.
During the extension, WOCCU has been working with 31 credit unions with 204 points of service in 17 Mexican states.
2008/01/07 – 2011/06/30
* Program term and program goals include the six month extension and corresponding goal of reaching an additional 40,000 members.