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Alphonse Desjardins
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Financier
    (May 6, 1854-April 12, 1920)
    Founded Caisse Populaire de Levis, the first credit union in North America (November 6, 1900)
    Leading to a chain of 146 credit unions
    Established first U.S. credit union in New Hampshire (1909)
    He mandated most of his credit unions conduct all business in French and only French-Canadian Catholics could be members.
    He unsuccessfully sought Canadian national regulatory laws concerning depositors.
    He only wanted to lend money to those who would use it for a specific productive purpose.
    Desjardins' purpose in setting up the credit unions we to encourage self-reliance in rural communities and discouraging usury.
    He strongly wanted to help rural and agrarian communities, and discouraging those moving to the city.
    Through his endeavors he created a successful credit union movement in North America.

Credit: Iludium Phosdex


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