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Oikocredit – Cocovico – women empowerment and entrepreneurship

Created in 1993, Cocovico (Coopérative de Commercialisation de Produits Vivriers de Angre) is a cooperative of female vendors based in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. Since 2004 Cocovico has been an Oikocredit project partner. Cocovico used Oikocredit financing to build a new market in Abidjan in a time when the country was in civil war. At this time, neither banks nor microfinance institutions would [...]

Keta Sandlanders

"I am an African. I know what Africans believe in. Africans believe in what they see." Divine Kodzo Baba has seen the deterioration of the town in which he was born. He has witnessed the shrinking of his beloved Keta. The coastal port was once Ghana’s second largest city. Coastal erosion has washed away houses and has forced businesses to close. Demonstrating [...]

OMG!

This video was submitted on behalf of Hungry Hollow Co-op in the 2011 My Co-op Rocks video + photo contest (www.mycooprocks.coop). Providing awesome local food and a killer atmosphere are just a few of the reasons Hungry Hollow is OMG!

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