CLAI is a Cooperative of Agricultural Workers and Breeders that has operated in the cold cuts and fresh meats sector since 1962, guaranteeing the complete supervision of the food chain. Today the company has around 230 members and 400 employees, and is the third player in Salame market in Italy (Databank Salumi November 2010). All […]
From the early 1980s, the big banks deserted many smaller country centres in New South Wales. The Community Mutual Group (CMG) stepped into that role, retaining and extending local branches and agencies as well as maintaining local decision-making and the friendly face of local banking. Today CMG is the largest inland credit union in Australia […]
Australia’s largest inland community credit union which has retained local decision making and community involvement that sets us apart from our competitors. We aim to provide trusted community banking through our commitment to our member owners, our values of integrity, respect and fairness and the cooperative principles.
The organization Asociacíon Bananos Ecológicos de la Línea Noroeste (BANELINO) was founded in 1996 when small Caribbean producers from Mao and Montecristi in the Dominican Republic decided to join their forces to create an organization that ensures the sale of bananas all over the year and at a fair price, which allows the producers and […]
Banelino is a cooperative of small banana growers in Western Valley of the Dominican Republic near the border with Haiti.
Te Kaihanga is the Maori word for builder or creator, physical or otherwise. Between the late 1960s and the 1990s, thousands of Maori teenagers came from New Zealands North Island to study and work in Christchurch (South Island) under a program run by New Zealands now defunct Maori Affairs Department. These teenagers trained for 1-2 […]
is a start-up that aims to mobilise a skilled Maori trade labour force to create better opportunities for tradespeople by working cooperatively. Members currently deliver trade services in the residential building sector and this will be the cooperatives primary market.
Sharia, Islamic law, prohibits usury, the collection and payment of interest, as well as investing in businesses that are considered unlawful. But with some modifications, microfinance can be made Shariah-compliant, opening up access to credit and poverty alleviation services to many Muslims. The department of Noun, in western Cameroon, has a population of 1 million, […]
A microfinance institution in western Cameroon based on the principles of Islamic law.
In the microfinance sector, cooperatives reach significantly more individuals and families than other financial institutions making them the actors who are truly responsible for improving access to financial services for all, and thereby increasing local economic growth and reducing poverty. Knowing that 2.5 billion individuals, three quarters of the world’s poor, still do not have […]