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      Volume 5 Number 11, November 22, 2011

Rick Doerksen on turning borrowers into savers in rural Cambodia


Contrary to popular belief, the poor do save. That may be so, but CCA volunteer and Credit Union Central of Manitoba business consultant Rick Doerksen says rural Cambodians pay a hefty price when cashing out the savings they have tied up in cows and gold jewellery. Find out why and how Cambodia's new credit unions are helping members grow and protect their hard earned savings in his own words in this November issue of International Dispatch


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Rick Doerksen (second from right) says savings are a part of everyday life in rural Cambodia

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The auction will feature many items from around the world

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Foundation of Canada (CDF) is gearing up for its 2011 Tis The Season online auction
generously sponsored by GROWMARK, Inc


The auction is set to run from Nov 28 to Dec 4. CDF is accepting donations of items for the auction, which will feature many novelties from around the world. The auction is a great opportunity do some holiday shopping while benefiting a great cause!


If you have an item you are interested in donating please contact Julie Beckett at julie.beckett@coopscanada.coop 613-238-6711 ext. 242.


Stay tuned for further information in the weeks to come. 

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This publication is undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada provided through the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).

Cette publication est réalisée avec l'appui financier du gouvernement du Canada accordé par l'entremise de l'Agence canadienne de développement international (ACDI).