Desjardins: An inspiring model for Colombia

Desjardins: An inspiring model for Colombia (1 min 40 s)

Added on November 4, 2020

Listen to testimonials from local stakeholders to find out how Développement international Desjardins contributed to Colombia's agricultural sector.


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Desjardins: An inspiring model for Colombia (1 min 40 s)

Added on November 4, 2020 | Desjardins Group

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[D I D team members from Colombia posing for a photo with their Quebec team members at Complexe Desjardins in Montreal]

[On-screen text: Desjardins: An inspiring model for Colombia]

[Développement international Desjardins (D I D) logo]

[D I D visitors from Colombia talking with their Quebec hosts]

[Cut to Dairo Estrada from Finagro, standing in Desjardins offices]

Estrada: Over the past 4 years, Desjardins has played a key role in Colombia through D I D.

[Cut to Carlos Fadul Niño from Banco Agrario de Colombia (Agricultural Bank of Colombia), sitting at a desk]

Fadul Niño: Desjardins helped us build a new credit model that we were thrilled to implement in Colombia.

[Views of the Desjardins Building, D I D hosts ushering their visitors into the D I D offices in Lévis and the team watching a presentation in a meeting room]

[Cut to Paula Andrea Zuleta Gil, from Colombia's Ministry of Agriculture, standing in an office]

Zuleta Gil: D I D and Desjardins gave me a much better understanding of how to serve farmers.

[A Desjardins 360d space in Montreal, where a man in a suit is speaking to the D I D team]

Zuleta Gil: I now realize that financing the agricultural sector is about much more than credit. Desjardins helped us put farmers at the heart of public policy.

[The Colombian D I D team visiting Maison Alphonse-Desjardins and attending a presentation at the Espace Desjardins]

[Cut to Carlos Fadul Niño]

Fadul Niño: It's by far the biggest transformation that Banco Agrario has taken on in recent years. Now, we've truly become advisors for our clients.

[A Banco Agrario centre, its employees speaking to Colombians and a farmer in a corn field]

[Cut to Dairo Estrada]

Estrada: When Desjardins launched the Support for the Agricultural Finance System in Colombia (P A S A C) project, I was skeptical. We've had international cooperation projects here before, and most of them left very little behind.

[Colombian fruit trees, a cow and farmer, hay and tomato fields, Banco Agrario representatives with people and citizen meetings]

[Cut to Dairo Estrada]

Estrada: After 4 years, I'm happy to admit that I was wrong. We've learned a lot from this project, and we're ready to move forward with renewed strength.

[Professionals and citizens in a banana tree plantation, in a financial institution, in group presentations and in work meetings at P A S A C offices]

[Government of Canada and Développement international Desjardins logos]

[Desjardins jingle]

[Desjardins logo]

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