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Oct 17, 2019

“Local Service; Global Reach” on International Credit Union Day

Corrine Robinson-Fuller

Every year, the third Thursday in the month of October is celebrated worldwide as International Credit Union Day. Credit Unions around the globe organized a range of activities today to commemorate the occasion under the theme, “Local Service; Global Reach.”  Here in the country, the Belize Credit Union League and its nine member credit unions are putting off several activities which will culminate with a convention on Saturday at the Belize City Civic Centre. News Five caught up with the Executive Director of the League, Corrine Robinson-Fuller at one of the many events organized by the Holy Redeemer Credit Union. She gives a retrospective on where the credit union movement is decades after it got off the ground.

 

Corrine Robinson-Fuller, Executive Director, Credit Union League

“At the end of the week we have a convention every year.  So on Saturday, the league and all its affiliates will be coming together for an educational session and fun. This year it will be educational and fun. We’ll have the convention at the Belize City Civic Centre.”

 

Duane Moody

“Where is the credit union movement in Belize, decades after it is established?”

 

Corrine Robinson-Fuller

“We have over a hundred and sixty-eight thousand members. There are nine credit unions and they are all affiliated with the league, so we are really a united movement. There is over a billion dollars in total assets amongst all nine credit unions. So credit unions have really grown over the years and one of the things that they focus on is meeting the needs of their members. This week, we had several employees on radio and television talking about credit unions are important to regular people. You got to your credit union to get that home, to build your house, to send your children to school; if you ill and you need that loan, you also get that. With the credit unions as well, your beneficiary gets up to five thousand dollars if you die, once you meet all the criteria of the credit union.”


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