International Orthodox Christian Charities
International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) is a humanitarian aid agency of Orthodox Christians. Established in 1992 by the Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas (SCOBA), it works in cooperation with the Orthodox Church and on behalf of Orthodox Christians. IOCC offers emergency relief and development programs to those in need worldwide without discrimination, and strengthens the capacity of the Orthodox Church to so respond.
Since its inception, IOCC has administered more than $330 million in humanitarian relief, sustainable development and self-help programs throughout the world. All assistance is provided solely on the basis of need, and benefits orphans, refugees and displaced persons, the elderly, school children, families and people with disabilities.
Federal Cooperative Agency
The Ethiopian Federal Cooperative Agency (FCA) is responsble for
promoting and regulating the cooperative sector. Rural Savings and
Credit Cooperative Societies (RUSACCOs) and Savings and Credit Cooperative Societies (SACCOs), or credit unions, are primary
cooperatives and include both rural and urban credit unions represented by FCA. WOCCU, FCA and
the Regional Cooperative Promotion Bureaus will collaborate and share
knowledge through out the WOCCU-Ethiopia project.
|| WOCCU Project Director Stanley Kuehn and Yaregal Aysheshim, General Director of the FCA, sign a Memorandum of Understanding between the two organizations.