|Coop Name: WAGES Women's Action to Gain Economic Security||N° of Employees: 10|
|City: Oakland||N° of Members: 81|
|Country: United States||Year of formation: 1995|
WAGES builds worker-owned green businesses that create healthy, dignified jobs for low-income women. We launch cooperatives where women develop personal and professional skills, become leaders, and gain economic security.
Watch a new short film on how WAGES transforms women’s lives through economic empowerment, produced by our friends at Levi Strauss & Co. and the Levi Strauss Foundation. Also read about Bertha’s Story on Stories.coop (http://stories.coop/stories/berthas-story-a-founding-members-describes-the-power-of-cooperative-development/). “For me, it’s about empowerment,” explains Bertha Naranjo, full-time mother of four and full-time worker-owner and co-founder of Eco-Care Professional Housecleaning, an eco-friendly housecleaning cooperative Bertha developed with eight other with the help of WAGES.