That’s why cooperatives continue to put our values and principles into action, highlighting the importance to act in this moment in the history of humanity.
We can also be sure that in every corner of the world, there has been cooperation, solidarity and mutual aid.
Our organisations last year have been and still are, examples of how societies can overcome this crisis with cooperation. More than one billion cooperative members continue to act on a global scale to show that no one can face this alone.
In the fields of health, production, retail, finance, housing, work, education, services and many other spheres where we are active, cooperatives can be a beacon for a world that must learn from its mistakes.
The pandemic must not be an occasion for the paradigm of competition and speculation to be given prominence on the world stage. On the contrary, it must be a historic opportunity to deepen the cooperative identity and pave the way out of this global crisis.
I invite you to explore this newsletter for data, stories and voices that will convince us even more that this path is one of cooperation, solidarity, democracy and peace.
QUEZON CITY – Delegates from the All China Federation of Supply and Marketing Cooperatives (ACFSMC) visited the NATCCO Network headquarters on September 18 to exchange information, learn about the Philippine cooperative sector, and explore business linkages.Read More
AKLAN – She served the National and Local Government as a dedicated, hardworking Municipal Agriculturist Extension Worker of the Municipality of Lezo for 42 years, before she retired in 2010. And Emelinda Revestir-de la Cruz has proven herself to be a humble, honest and with high integrity in championing services both in government and private capacity to serve the marginal sector – farmers/fisherfolks through cooperativism.Read More
Credit Information Corporation CEO Jaime P. Garchitorena lauded the release of the Cooperative Development Authority’s Memorandum Circular 2019-01, as: “a significant step in achieving many of the inclusive lending targets of the National Government.”Read More
WISCONSIN, USA — Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions, the social impact affiliate of the World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) dedicated to financial inclusion, has launched a project to design interoperable, open-loop, low-cost, real-time payment platforms for its global network of credit unions across Asia, exploring the use of the Mojaloop open-source platform.Read More