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500. Kibinge Coffee Farmers’ Co-operative Society in Uganda

Kibinge Coffee Farmers’ Co-operative Society in Uganda did go through a successful year in 2016! 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 […]

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485. Working together for a cooperative future

In this video 9 worker and social cooperatives worldwide tell their story. Produced in a collaborative manner by CICOPA, the international organisation of Industrial, Artisanal and Service Producer’s Cooperatives and its regional organizations in Europe and Mercosur: CECOP-CICOPA Europe and CICOPA Mercosur , with the help of Cooperar, the Cooperative confederation of the Argentinian Republic, […]

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474. Pulling Nigerians Out of Poverty

Nigeria, the “Giant of Africa”, has the continent’s largest population and economy, now worth over $500 billion thanks in large part to its oil reserves. This wealth, however, has not stopped 60% of Nigerians living in extreme poverty, nor youth unemployment being close to 80%. Peter Obiorah, president of the De Parach Multipurpose Co-operative Society, […]

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470. Science like you have never seen

Gruppo Pleiadi was born from a desire: the desire to teach science to children having fun, with practice and experimentation. Alessio Scaboro and Lucio Biondaro, when they were kids, certainly would have liked to find this kind of science in their schools. This is why in 2009 they founded a type A cooperative, in Padua, […]

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433. Extending horizons and opportunities through worker cooperatives in Uganda

As many youths in Uganda face the unemployment crisis, the youths in Bwongera, in the South West of the country, have a different story to tell. They have managed to create jobs for themselves. They have formed a worker cooperative to construct fish ponds for farmers. The group consists of 40 members that started in […]