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A Cooperative Story N1: CASA DI ALICE, Italy

The first stop on the 1-year aroundtheworld.coop journey to visit cooperatives the world over is “Casa di Alice” (Alice’s home) and the ‘Altri Orizzonti – Jerry Essan Masslo’  cooperative in Castel Volturno in Southern Italy. Watch the video and read the full story of this cultural transformation taking place in lands dominated by the mafia. What can we bring out of the experience of ‘Casa [...]

A growing coop in Nigeria

Though the economic downturn of the early 80s, and the era of essential commodities was frustrating the average Nigerian, the staff of Total were quick to spot the opportunities in the prevalent nationwide economic recession. They quickly mobilized for communal economics, a situation where they agreed to come together for bulk purchase of essential commodities at reasonable prices for distribution to members. That [...]

Ontario Co-operative Association

Co-operatives are a different kind of business model that are driven by people, planet and profit. The Ontario Co-operative Association (OCA) is the provincial trade association for Ontario’s 1,500+ English-speaking co-operatives. Their job is to ensure that people across the province understand the benefits and versatility of the co-operative business model, and to promote Ontario’s member-owned co-operative businesses that contribute $6 billion [...]

HealthPartners in Uganda

HealthPartners receives grant funding to help local stakeholders in Uganda develop and sustainably manage health cooperatives so they can access the care they need when they need it. Since 1997, HealthPartners has leveraged its expertise to develop a health cooperative model based on existing systems and financed by local stakeholders that allows community members in resource poor areas to overcome their health challenges. [...]

Kibinge Coffee Farmers’ Co-operative Society in Uganda

Kibinge Coffee Farmers' Co-operative Society in Uganda did go through a successful year in 2016! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddeHuMhNdFY Its ambitions in the areas of financial management, memberships, processing and sales are limitless. The coffee farmers keep being ambitious: their dream is to set up their own processing factory in the near future. This would be another big step forward in professionalising Kibinge Coffee Cooperative.

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