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464. Building up from Down-Under

The 1960’s saw Melbourne, Australia sprawling out from Port Phillip Bay into the beautiful green hills that stretch away from the water. Both the city’s population and housing speculation boomed. Developers snatched up land, segmented it into lots, prepped it for construction—tearing out trees and installing streets, sidewalks and utilities—and then sold bits of land […]

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365. Empowering women through their own SACCOS

Rural women in developing countries are at a serious disadvantage when trying to access credit. ORUDE, the Organization for Rural Development, is a grassroots NGO in south-eastern Uganda. Formed in 1997, the organization had been mobilizing and training rural women’s economic groups and preparing them to absorb credit. It then helped the groups to open […]

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356. New Generation Co-operatives

What are New Generation Co-operatives and how are they governed? This Prezi will take you through the basics.

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343. France’s Crédit Coopératif leads the way in ethical banking

Crédit Coopératif, one of France’s leading co-operative banks, was founded in 1893. It finds its origins in the Social Economy movement of the late 19th century that led to the creation of today’s large mutual banking groups, when the industrial revolution and early globalisation led populations to organise themselves into cooperatives. These values and this […]

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312. Co-operatives help Healthcare

A local chemist has a clear picture of a community’’s health needs. In 2004, Brian Frith, the chemist in Charnwood, on Canberra’s northern fringe, compared notes with the organiser of the Neighbourhood Watch group, Roger Nicoll, and with Michael Pilbrow, the chair of his primary school’s Parents and Citizens Committee. All three were concerned that […]