DUCA is committed to enabling people to experience a new standard of banking not just in Canada but also internationally. We celebrate our expanding partnership with the micro finance organization Opportunity International Canada.
DUCA’s partnership will enable Opportunity International Canada to provide essential banking services to thousands in Colombia, helping people like Edwin start a business and find their own way out of poverty.
With a $150 loan from Opportunity International, Edwin purchased bulk flour and a press and built a pastry business. Everyday, Edwin makes 160 flat waffle-cone-like wafers, called obleas. He uses these obleas to make traditional Colombian dulce de leche filled treats which he sells locally. Edwin dreams of moving his wife and four children from their small driftwood house into a proper brick home. The steady income generated from this pastry business gives them hope of making this dream a reality.
With DUCA’s help, Opportunity International will be able to offer Colombians a much higher standard of banking.