About Busia Compassionate Centre
The greatest needs at Busia Compassionate Centre are continuing food and nutrition support and funding scholarships to put the children through school.
In 2007, World Council of Credit Unions started working with Busia Compassionate Centre aimed at mitigating the impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in western Kenya. One of the program's goals was to provide educational grants to children of HIV/AIDS-affected households through the area's savings and credit cooperatives (SACCOs), or credit unions.
By initially building a foundation to meet the orphanage's basic needs such as food, water, and shelter, World Council has continued to support the Centre's food, scholarships and maintenance of the physical facility. Sometimes specific project needs come along. After harassment from young men trying to break into the girls’ dormitory, and threats from snakes coming into the compound from the adjacent sugar cane fields, we now run a campaign to build a wall enclosure for the buildings compound.
For more information about Busia Compassionate Centre, download our fact sheet or fundraising flyer. Gifts to Busia Compassionate Centre are made through World Council's charitable arm, the Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions, a U.S. 501(c )(3) non-profit organization. Donations are fully U.S. tax deductible. Please consider giving today!
About World Council of Credit Unions
World Council of Credit Unions is the global trade association and development agency for credit unions. World Council promotes the sustainable development of credit unions and other financial cooperatives around the world to empower people through access to high quality and affordable financial services. World Council advocates on behalf of the global credit union system before international organizations and works with national governments to improve legislation and regulation. Its technical assistance programs introduce new tools and technologies to strengthen credit unions' financial performance and increase their outreach.
World Council has implemented 300+ technical assistance programs in 90 countries. Worldwide, 86,055 credit unions in 118 countries serve 291,000,000 people. Learn more about World Council's impact around the world at www.woccu.org.