World Council's Cooperative Development Program (CDP), called "Improving Small Rural Producers' Income through
Integrated Access to Financial Services and Agricultural Markets," is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development.
In phase one of this five-year project, World Council worked with credit unions in Guatemala and Mexico to develop an innovative "toolbox" that addressed the financial
needs and market barriers of rural producers. Now in the second phase, this model is being applied in Kenya.