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The Women's Bank Sri Lanka - 25 years
The Women's Co-operative - (formerly The Women's Bank) of Sri Lanka has just celebrated its 25 anniversary. 81,000 members in 7,000 savings groups and 258 Branches in all 24 districts of Sri Lanka. Total savings has reached nearly 4 million US$ most of which is revolving through loans to members. Last week (Aug 26-30) ACHR friends from 8 countries in Asia joined the celebrations and also attended field visits and workshops to learn about the Co-op and its strategies.
Passing on of our comrade, brother and
 dear friend Patrick Magebhula Hunsley
Patrick Magebhula Hunsley, my comrade, my brother and my very special friend died in hospital today) Aug 4 2014 ). .. Joel Bolnick. Patrick was a key person in SDI since its beginning . He also inspired many friends in ACHR on his visits to Thailand, Indonesia, Cambodia and India. The photo above was taken on his journey to communities in Indonesia.
News on Remembering Fr Bebot and Perween Fellowship announcement
A booklet has been produced by Sandra Yu in commemoration of the 40 day anniversary of Fr Norberto Carcella's passing. 40 pages of memories, tributes and photos from the Philippines and around the world. Perween Fellowship results 14 young community architects linked to projects related to the urban poor in 10 countries in Asia have been awarded fellowship to carry out their work with communities.
A short video from Arkom Jogja, Indonesia .... The core team of CAN - Asia met to plan activities for the next 3 years ..... 6 mins View the video on You Tube: Click Read More and then View Video or cut and paste the address:
ACCA UPDATE On Progress and Targets in Year 5
The Asian Coalition for Community Action Program (ACCA) is now finishing it’s fifth year. 230 Asian cities in 19 countries are now showing that citywide slum upgrading works, when PEOPLE do it. Read the June 2014 Update
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