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275 Alfred Street, Sydney (NSW), 2060, Australia

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+61 1300 490 467

Work hours
MO 09:00 – 17:00 SA closed
TU 09:00 – 17:00 SU closed
WE 09:00 – 17:00
TH 09:00 – 17:00
FR 09:00 – 17:00
About Cufa alleviates poverty and creates infinite value through Employment, Education, Enterprise and Economic Institutions.
Join us at: cufa.org.au
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Mission Cufa's mission is focused on creating infinite value via economic development through Education, Employment, Enterprise, and Economic Institutions (Village Banks).
Description Cufa has been creating infinite value and alleviating poverty in communities across the Asia Pacific for over 40 years. Cufa’s work is focused on helping people lift themselves out of poverty through economic, employment, education and enterprise- related projects. We work with and support the poorest of the poor to participate in their local economies through the development of micro-enterprises, through financial literacy education and the development of village savings banks so that they have somewhere to save their money safely and securely.

Cufa alleviates poverty in 4 key ways; Economic Institutions (like Village Banks), Education, Enterprise and Employment. Cufa’s work builds, supports and promotes village banks and financial cooperatives so that even the poorest of the poor can access (try getting a bank account with no home address), and so that they have access to affordable banking services. Instead of just giving money, Cufa teaches people how to use it wisely.

We help village entrepreneurs to develop micro-businesses, providing employment opportunities and retaining income within the village. Cufa also teaches children from a young age how to save money so they are better equipped to avoid debt when they become adults. We also provide the necessary training and resources to foster ethical and inclusive financial services, so that everybody in the village has the opportunity to save regardless of gender, ethnicity, mobility or relative wealth. This approach increases the capacity of locals to lift themselves out of poverty, creating infinite value to millions of people and for many future generations.
Awards NSW Business Chamber Awards Finalist in two categories: "Excellence in Small Business" and "Excellence in Business Ethics"
Founded 1971
Products Village Entrepreneur, financial inclusion, financial literacy and economic empowerment projects.

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