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40th anniversary

Vishaal Kumar
Sunday, January 21, 2018

TO commemorate its 40th anniversary, the Fiji Nursing and Associates Credit Union (FNACU) launched a book detailing the growth of the organisation since its inception in 1978.

Titled, First Forty Years of the Fiji Nursing and Associates Credit Union 1978-2018: Thrift and Independence for the Nurses of Fiji, the book launch also coincided with the FNACU annual general meeting in Suva yesterday.

Chief guest and long serving member of FNACU, Mereani Tukuna, said credit unions had a role to play in the country.

"If we go back in history, credit unions sprang from the need to fulfill basic human needs in the great depression," Ms Tukuna said.

"Amidst escalating unemployment, poverty and starvation and high levels of household debt, in my research, I found out the first credit union was born in a small German village in the 1840s."

She said since its conception, credit unions had been synonymous with meeting basic needs and improving the livelihood of its members.

She invited all the nurses to read the informative book on the progress and developments the organisation had made over the years.

FNACU president Filomena Talawadua said it was a proud moment for the union to come this far and they had always put the priorities of its members first.








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