COOPSERFUN, a co-operative for burial services in Barrancabermeja, is an ambitious project based on the co-operative model. It was developed in 1994 as a degree thesis by a group of students at the Co-operative University of Colombia (Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia). COOPSERFUN, member of the national funeral cooperatives network Los Olivos, is the only company issued from a solidarity project in the Middle Magdalena region to meet the current legal standards and to be certified by the Icnotec regulations. Even in times of trouble all Coopserfun’s members can rely on a stable company which offers peace of mind and security, has a major influence on the market and maintains its leading position in providing burial services at local scale, thus fulfilling its co-operative aim.