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340. Fruit of the Vine, Stem and Stalk

A few years ago a group of Nicaraguans decided that when life gave them fruit they would make wine. They also make juices and jams. In 1986 an informal organization of workers began to gather forgotten fruit from farms near the bustling capitol of Managua. They sold that produce in local markets and reinvested profits […]

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334. The Golden Fleece Legacy

The Australians have a saying when you are getting a bad deal – you are getting “fleeced”. And that is just how this great Western Australian based member owned business got started. The Capricorn story is something of a legend these days – but 38 years ago seven Golden Fleece service station operators met in […]

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270. Joining forces to face competition

France Groupment member co-operative, Euro Coop Express, is an example of strength in numbers. Difficult times brought the members together and motivated them to save their jobs.

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269. A united front

Instead of competing for the same contracts, 3 businesses operating in the same geographical area providing passenger transportation decided to come together to form the Coopérative des Autocaristes Réunis (CAR). They are now a united front, weathering tough economic times together and succeeding. Why go it alone?

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191. TUCURA LTDA (COOTRANSTUR). A TRANSPORTERS CO-OPERATIVE

The transporters co-operative Tucura Ltda (COOTRANSTUR) was founded on 13th September 1976 and named after an indigenous tribe (Tucura) that lived in the region of the upper reaches of the Sinú river. They transported timber and corn by rafts which slid down the river Sinú pushed by its currents up to the river ports of […]