Our Work

How We Work

In 2017, the ILCU Foundation continued the fight against poverty and the injustice of financial exclusion by empowering individuals and educating organisations to provide access to strong, secure and sustainable credit unions in some of the poorest countries in the world.

In 2017, the Foundation supported the credit-union systems in The Gambia, Ethiopia, Albania, Russia, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Belize, Ukraine and Moldova; however, The Gambia, Sierra Leone and Ethiopia comprised the focus of our work.

Core Countries

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Sierra Leone

22/11/2015  repro fee. 
A group of Irish charity supporters were literally on top of the world when they stepped out to take part in Africa's best known road race, at the weekend.

One of the tallest capital in the world, at an altitude of more than 7,700 ft above sea level, the thin air and 30 degrees plus temperatures of Ethiopia's capital,  Addis Ababa, made for a stern sporting test,  but it was one that the 20 strong party of Gorta-Self Help Africa volunteers all finished successfully.

During a week-long trip the group will also visit farming projects and communities being supported by Gorta-Self Help Africa in the country.  .  Photo:Andrew Downes.

Ethiopia

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The Gambia

Other Partner Countries

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Moldova

22/11/2015  repro fee. 
A group of Irish charity supporters were literally on top of the world when they stepped out to take part in Africa's best known road race, at the weekend.

One of the tallest capital in the world, at an altitude of more than 7,700 ft above sea level, the thin air and 30 degrees plus temperatures of Ethiopia's capital,  Addis Ababa, made for a stern sporting test,  but it was one that the 20 strong party of Gorta-Self Help Africa volunteers all finished successfully.

During a week-long trip the group will also visit farming projects and communities being supported by Gorta-Self Help Africa in the country.  .  Photo:Andrew Downes.

Ghana

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Albania

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Russia