In Liverpool, UK, Eleonora Zgonjanin Petrovic, General Manager of FULM Savings House – Skopje won Edward Filene Credit Union Awards UK 2012/13 – Overseas Development Educator of the Year from the European Union and Africa.
The award was given for 14 years of successful implementation of the system of credit unions in the Republic of Macedonia and worldwide. At the ceremony at the hotel “Marriott” in Liverpool, the President of the International Alliance of Cooperatives, Baroness Pauline Green awarded Mrs. Eleonora Zgonjanin Petrovic emphasizing the need for better financial services to the people around the world.
“I dedicate this award to the vision of FULM: ‘With our financial services to a better quality of life’. More than 14 years, Savings House FULM successfully works as part of the international family of credit unions from 100 countries and over 188 million members. The successful operation of FULM is a result of the commitment of all employees, the support of members of the management and cooperation of all 7,700 members of FULM,” said Eleonora Zgonjanin Petrovic, General Manager of Savings FULM Skopje.
On the awards ceremony was presented a short film about Macedonia and the success story of Savings House FULM, which for the past 14 years managed to help with loans more than 16,000 students, workers, farmers, pensioners and unemployed with additional revenue by implementing credit lines with a total amount of more than (1) billion denars.
Savings House FULM on the Macedonian financial market has been present since 1999. It was established with the support from project for credit unions in Macedonia through the World Council of Credit Unions – WOCCU (www.woccu.org) and funded by USAID (www.usaid.org.mk). FULM Savings House has a network of branches and counters: Branch Murtino in Strumica, Branch Polog in Tetovo, Branch JSP, Aerodrom and Counter in JSP Avtokomanda, Skopje, Branch Tikveshija in Kavadarci, Branch Bitola in Bitola.
Savings House FULM is implementing the project Guarantee for microfinance loans through USAID Macedonia. Savings House FULM is a member of the World Council of Credit Unions based in Madison, USA and founder of the European Network of Credit Unions based in Brussels. Savings House FULM is a partner with the League of Credit Unions of Michigan, USA (www.mcul.org) and the Association of Credit Unions of Poland (www.skok.pl).Category: Member News