History

SVG League BuildingThe League began in 1962 as the ‘Credit Union Education Council’.  As a basis for unifying existing credit unions, fostering the organization of new societies and defining a common vision and purpose for the Movement, the Council was duly registered on July 3, 1964 as the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Co-operative Credit Union League Ltd.

The League’s thrust as an apex body since inception has been to represent, promote, strengthen, monitor and integrate co-operatives.  With the appointment of a manager and development officer in the late 1970s, the organization enhanced its capacity to provide regular training and education in co-operative management and enterprise.  The League’s programme of organized guidance and development over the past 46 years has corresponded closely with the steady increase in the growth of credit unions and other co-operatives.

The establishment of the League brought national, regional and international profile to the local Credit Union Movement.  The League mobilized the support of a range of stakeholders in 1978, including the Ministry of Education, the Co-operative Department and the International Labour Organization (ILO) for the development of a schools’ co-operative programme.  The programme was inaugurated in November 1979, paving the way for junior co-operatives to be established in every community throughout the country.  Through its representation on the West Indies Conference of Credit Societies (WICCS) during the 1960s and early 1970s, the League contributed to the formation and development of the Caribbean Confederation of Credit Unions, the successor organization of WICCS. READ MORE ...

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