• Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Awach SACCOS Ltd is legally registered and recognized an organization in the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (registration number 147/98) and it is registered on September 20, 2016, by Federal Cooperative Agency (FCA) with registration number 005/09 to work in Addis Ababa and Finfinne Liyu Zone of Oromia Region, around Addis Ababa. It is a model community based primary cooperative that has 76 employees (30 male and 46 female) and improves more than 25,000 people livelihood through creating access of loans for 5,136 members, out of which about 42% beneficiaries are female. Awach SACCOS is shooting up in members' growth, saving,  loan disbursement and profit with an average increment of more than 80% yearly for the last three years. Awach introduced children saving and benefits about 1000 children and their savings are about 1,009,395 Birr. It has won the attention of many government sectors and became the center of excellence; many university students, other cooperatives and unions are being visited frequently. Besides that, Kenyan’s cooperative members and the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) delegates visited Awach SACCOS.