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Lakewood fosters new beginnings (for its members)

This is the story of the birth of Lakewood Community Managed Co-operative, told by its builders, developers and members. Lakewood Co-Op is the first vertical community of its kind in Australia. It's a community of social housing built on the shared values of respect, tolerance and responsibility, offering its inhabitants a fresh start and the promise of ongoing, stable and affordable housing. [...]

Organopónico Vivero Alamar – Cuba

Cuba used to have an industrialized agricultural system, exporting sugar and citrus to Russia and importing most of its food, as well as oil, machinery, fertilizers and pesticides. Then the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, which combined with a US trade embargo created a crisis that Fidel Castro named "The Special Period". Suddenly cut off from all these inputs, the country turned [...]

Friends of Shames: A Skier’s Journey

If your beloved ski hill ran out of money and had no choice but to close, what would you do? With time running out for majestic Shames Mountain in Northern BC, local skiers from Terrace, Prince Rupert, and Kitimat have decided to take matters into their own hands and buy the ski hill as a community co-operative. This is what's at stake [...]

Of fish and happiness

“Without access to credit, my life would have been very different and that of my children also.” These are the words of Assan Diarra, a member of the KAFO JIGINEW network of financial cooperatives, one of Développement international Desjardins (DID)'s partner institutions. The mother of six children and grandmother of eleven is known as the fish vendor in her village of Fana, [...]

Summit Credit Union – We Do More Together

Summit Credit Union (Madison and Milwaukee, Wisconsin), like all cooperatives, was born of the idea that by pooling resources, members could accomplish amazing things that would be nearly impossible to do on their own. Every day our combined resources finance our members’ dreams, each one of them a story in itself. Our funds are put to use in member homes, businesses, education, vehicles [...]

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