The credit union system continues on the international level as well. The WORLD COUNCIL OF CREDIT UNIONS was formed in the 1960s to take the credit union ideal to the rest of the world. WOCCU works with the federal government to use grant dollars to assist developing countries in creating credit unions. and has projects in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, and the South Pacific.
According to their website, WOCCU counts 54,000 credit unions in 97 countries as their members. Those credit union, in turn, have more than 186,000,000 individual members.
Wow! Now that’s a movement!