SLIP Takes steps to assist Credit Union

In an earlier post we reported that some members of the SLIP committee had committed themselves to join the Credit Union Challenge organised by the International Development Foundation with the aim of raising funds. The following is a letter from the CEO of the credit union Foundation received by SLIP thanking the three SLIP members, Geraldine Horgan, Joe Manning and Sean Farren for their participation.

Re: Thank You for Speping Up for Sierra Leone.

Dear Ger,

On behalf of the Board and Staffin the Foundation, We want to thank Sierra Leone Ireland Partnership for entering a team and participating in the first-ever CU Challenge. The aim of the CU Challenge was to raise awareness and funds to enable us to continue to support the development of the Credit Union movement in Sierra leone

We set out to walk ’10 million steps in 10 days’, and we were amazed at how many steps were taken! Together we walked over 36 million steps – the equivalent of 27,000 Km – thank you. Thank you for fundraising and raising 250 euro.

This was the first fund raising iniative undertaken by the Foundation, in conjunction with  the Irish League of Credit Unions. Our 2020-2024 Strategic Plan identified that we needed to diversify our income and build upon our core base and allow public donations via online platform- which will also raise awareness of our work. The total amount raises by the CU Challenge was 31,822.91 euro. All monies raised from registration fees and donations will all go towards the continued development of credit unions in Sierra Leone. The Foundation supports the education and training of credit union staff and volunteers to ensure efficient operations and good governance, which in turn empowers members and ensures more people are financially included.

We really appreciate your support for the CU Challenge.

Kind regards

Alan Moore (CEO)

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