Creating Income Through Innovation
Building International Sustainable Projects With Your Votes
TORONTO, ON (March 30, 2015) – Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC), in partnership with DUCA Financial Services Credit Union Ltd. (DUCA), has launched the ‘Innovation Fund – Voting Contest’ for its second year. The contest will allow the international community to tell DUCA where to donate $25,000.
This year, the focus will be on innovative income generation; a practice that will lead to improved family resources and economic growth within their community. The public will judge the projects and cast their votes by simply visiting DUCA’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/DUCACU/app_451684954848385).
Four projects being considered:
1. ‘Super-Gardens’ Project: Improving income and food security in rural Burkina Faso
2. ‘Honey Production’ Project: An exciting alternative to agriculture in Ethiopia
3. ‘Tailored for Impact’ Project: Helping women grow thriving tailoring businesses in India
4. ‘Backyard Farming’ Project: Reducing the effects of drought to build incomes in India
On March 30, 2015, voting will open on the DUCA Facebook page, and will run until April 15th. Voters can return to the Facebook page each day to place a new vote. The selected project will be announced in April.
About the Innovation Fund:
The Innovation Fund is comprised of partner submitted projects, which are reviewed and made available for voting. The project with the highest number of votes is selected for implementation. DUCA provides the financial resources necessary to implement a community development project through CCFC in Africa, Asia, or Latin America.
For more information about the Innovation Fund, please visit: www.ccfcanada.ca/InnovationFund2015
DUCA Financial Services Credit Union Ltd is a member owned co-operative financial institution established in 1954. They have a mission and vision to provide financial security for all through their bonus share program and competitive rates. DUCA offers financial services and products that include chequing & savings accounts, loans, mortgages, insurance and small business products. DUCA Financial Services Credit Union services over 42,000 members and has 15 branches throughout Ontario.
Christian Children’s Fund of Canada is a member of ChildFund Alliance, a worldwide group of 12 child-focused development organizations working in 58 countries to implement long-lasting and meaningful changes for children and families. For more than 50 years, CCFC has been helping children and families of all faiths move from poverty to self-reliance. CCFC supports children and communities in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Nicaragua and Paraguay. Currently, CCFC has over 50,000 children sponsored, benefitting more than 500,000 people around the world.
For media interviews, please contact:
Keith Taylor, AVP Strategic Social Impact, DUCA Financial Services Credit Union
Bonar Bell, Communications Manager, Christian Children's Fund of Canada