• Coop Day
  • Input savings plans
  • Video on financial education
  • Canada-Zambia meeting
  • EFC Tunisia
July 2, 2016

International Cooperative Day

Under the theme The power to act for a sustainable future, this day aims to highlight the contribution of coops in reaching the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals. 

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June 21, 2016

Increasing agricultural productivity and food security through input savings plans

DID and the Kafo Jiginew financial cooperative network in Mali designed this simple, user-friendly program to help smallholders buy quality crop protection agents when they have cash in hand.

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June 9, 2016

Videos to support financial education

DID and the Le Levier federation of financial cooperatives in Haiti recently produced two short videos that promote a savings culture and good credit habits.

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May 27, 2016

Two DID representatives participate in a Canada-Zambia meeting

On May 25, Karine Faucher-Boivin and Michel Dufour, both advisors at the Entrepreneurs Financial Centre set up and operated by DID in Zambia, attended the annual meeting organized by the Canadian Government and the African Development Bank. 

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May 24, 2016

Visit of Minister Dion to the EFC of Tunisia

Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Stéphane Dion, a few days ago visited the workshop of a craftsman whose business could expand thanks to a loan obtained from the Entrepreneurs Financial Centre (EFC) established and operated by DID in Tunisia.

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Specialized and flexible expertise in microfinance

Founded in 1970 with the goal of sharing the expertise and experience of the Desjardins Group with emerging and developing countries, Développement international Desjardins (DID) celebrated 40 years of operations in 2010. A pioneer in the deployment and development of microfinance (also known as community finance) around the world, DID today is a world leader in this sector. More More

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