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GHANA: Strengthening CUA in Reaching the Rural Poor: Completed

Check out CCA's Final Evaluation Report for results on this and other completed projects
In the 25 years that CCA has worked with the Credit Union Association of Ghana (CUA) the credit union system has gone from a state of near collapse to a thriving system of more than 400 SACCO's. In spite of that, many lower income Ghanaians still lack basic financial services to help them move out of poverty. This project supports CUA's efforts to meet these needs. It continues the work of building CUA's board, management and staff capacity and strengthens the services provided to credit unions. 

A CUA staff member poses in front of a credit union in Northern Ghana

Through specialized skills training sessions and business forums, community members in three northern regions (Northern, Upper East and Upper West) learn relevant skills to establish small businesses. Simultaneously these programs educate on sustainability and equip people with self-sustaining skills that can be transferred for generations to come.  This has a positive long-term effect on the lives of individuals and families in these communities.  There is also a focus on increasing the role of women in leadership.
Total Budget:

4 years

Direct Beneficiaries:
8,300 households
40 credit unions

Indirect Beneficiaries:
292,952 individuals

Implementing Partner:
  • CUA (Credit Union Association of Ghana)
Financial Partner:
  • DFATD (Department of Foreign Affairs Trade and Development)