About winkomun

WINKOMUN is a plat-form encouraged by ACAF, the association for self-financed communities, a non profit organization based in Barcelona, Spain.

WINKOMUN focuses its work in creating and developing support groups, using the community savings and loans system. Its main objective is to help in constructing a trust-based society by providing the community the necessary tools for the self-management of the financial services.

The worldwide expansion of the model has been possible thanks to the hard dedicated work of voluntary starters around the world for the creation of groups and the local application of the methodology. 

The methodology used by WINKOMUN has been awarded at many occasions: the Mercè Conesa prize for the Best Social Initiative in Catalonia in 2009, the European Microfinance Network and Funfación Giordanno dell Amore prize for the the Best Practices in Microfinance in Europe in 2010. Recently, the self-financed communities methodology used by WINKOMUN has been selected by the International Network of Social Entrepreneurs ASHOKA.


WINKOMUN is supported by: 

Generalitat de CatalunyaAjuntament de BarcelonaLevi Strauss FoundationFiareTrafigura

Have supported WINKOMUN:

Fundación ICOFundació Banc Sabadell

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