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Credit unions actively promote the education of their members, officers and employees, along with the public in general in the economic, social, democratic and mutual self-help principles of credit unions.
The promotion of thrift and the wise use of credit, as well as education on the rights and responsibilities of members are essential to the dual social and economic character of credit unions in serving member needs.
Co-operation Among Cooperatives
In keeping with their philosophy and the pooling practices of co-operatives, credit unions within their capability actively co-operate with other credit unions, co-operatives and their associations at local, national and international levels in order to best serve the interests of their members and their communities.
Continuing the ideals and beliefs of co-operative pioneers, credit unions seek to bring about human and social development. Their vision of social justice extends both to the individual members and to the larger community in which they work and reside.
The credit union ideal is to extend service to all that need and can use it.
Every person is either a member or a potential member and appropriately part of the credit union sphere of interest and concern.
Decisions should be taken with full regard for the interest of the broader community within which the credit union and its members reside.