For us at Développement international Desjardins (DID), cooperation is no better explained than with concrete results.
For more than 40 years, DID has been working with developing and emerging countries towards the goal of sharing the expertise and experience of Desjardins Group, the largest cooperative financial group in Canada. Over the years, we carried out some 400 different projects in nearly 60 countries, providing millions of families and entrepreneurs in disadvantaged communities with access to secure, diversified financial services that fit their needs and helping them take charge of their development.
Our achievements are deeply rooted in complementary relationships with our partners and the communities they serve, confirming the importance of the co-operative values that guide us. DID and its partners will take an active role in promoting these values in the context of the International Year of Co-operatives. We will also be participating in the International Summit of Co-operatives that Desjardins Group is organizing, in collaboration with the International Co-operative Alliance and Saint Mary’s University, on October 8 to 11, 2012 in Quebec City.
We are extremely proud to be associated with these initiatives and hope that co-operatives from all continents will take advantage from them to overcome the challenges they face and maintain their tremendous contribution to economic and social development around the world.