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Credit Union Foundation Australia (CUFA)

North Sydney, NSW

2016 Regional Winner - Excellence in Small Business and Excellence in Business Ethics

About CUFA

CUFA provides education, employment and enterprise opportunities to poor communities, helping them to build financial security and self-reliance. Since 1971, CUFA has grown from a one person inspiration to a fully accredited Australian NGO with offices in Australia, Cambodia, Timor- Leste, Myanmar, AR Bougainville, Papua New Guinea and Fiji. Over the previous 24 months the number of financial members has increased significantly with member savings rocketing by 664%.

Peter Mason from CUFA said, "Winning this (Excellence in Small Business) award will increase awareness of the work of CUFA and the contribution of NSW Businesses to alleviate poverty in the Asia Pacific Region."

CUFA is helping break the cycle of poverty by supporting local communities in the Asia-Pacific region with donations, workplace giving, sponsoring projects and/or hosting fundraising events. In the last 2 years, CUFA has invested over $1.5 million in local communities that participate in CUFA projects. With every $1 invested in CUFA programs, $8.07 of social value is created. In 2014/2015 more than $12 million was created in social value

"CUFA believes in transparency in its business operations and relationships with its partners and those with which we serve." Peter Mason said on winning the Excellence in Ethics award at the 2016 North Eastern Sydney Regional Business Awards.

More information about CUFA can be found on their website -

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