Federación de Cooperativas Federadas Ltda.

www.fecofe.coop

FECOFE IS A BRIDGE BETWEEN THE AGRI-FOOD COOPERATIVES.

We are a cooperative of cooperatives. We represent traditional agricultural livestock cooperatives and processed food cooperatives. Today we have 38 associated cooperatives in 8 provinces, and many others in the process of association, covering a wide spectrum of socio-economic and productive realities.

Our reason for being is cooperatives and associated small and medium producers, committed to inter-cooperation practices aimed at adding value at origin and contextualized in rural territorial development processes with industrialization.

We carry out actions to finance working capital and productive investment, for commercialization, equipment, infrastructure and value-added projects. 

We commercially link food producing cooperatives through marketing channels that minimize intermediation, bringing cooperative products closer to consumers. We prioritize the progress of small and medium producers, as well as consumers’ access to healthy food at fair prices.

We are a second grade cooperative, founded on September 29, 2006 within the framework of the 94th Congress of the Argentine Agrarian Federation.

From the beginning, we proposed ourselves as an instrument for the integral development of cooperatives and their producers, seeking a balance between economic, productive and technological aspects, with social, union, cultural and environmental aspects.

At the Federación de Cooperativas Federadas Ltda., We conceive the participation of the members as an irreducible condition in decision-making, consistent with the mandate of democratic, autonomous and plural management. 

With integration and competitiveness strategies, we direct our actions to the development of sustainable businesses, without the member cooperatives losing their independence.

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Dublin Food Cooperative

www.dublinfood.coop

The Dublin Food Cooperative’s founding members met through the many anti-war and anti-nuclear demonstrations in the late 70s and early 80s.

Many had adopted a vegetarian lifestyle and were struggling to find access to food to that met their health, ecological and ethical standards.

They recognised that they could meet their common needs for setting up a bulk-buying co-operative, in which each family would pre-order and pre-pay, and participate in receiving and sub-dividing a monthly order from suppliers.

The Dublin Food Co-op slowly developed as a buying club, with membership rising each year and the co-ordinating group organising collections from different venues.

In 2007, the Co-op moved to new leased warehouse premises in Newmarket, Dublin 8 which allowed the Co-op over time to develop a 5 day a week Co-op Shop, a Co-op Cafe and its own market and event space.

The Co-op would host a range of popular markets in its space including the Dublin Flea Market during its time at Newmarket, as well as a range of organic farmers and other ethical producers.

Over time the Co-op began to focus on directly sourcing fruit and vegetables on behalf of its members, establishing strong relationships with a number of Irish organic producers.

The Co-op moved into its new premises in 2018 with the support of our members, Donore Credit Union and Community Finance Ireland. The Co-op was welcomed warmly by the local community, and the existing Co-op community found itself in good company. The Co-op has gone on to be a fixture of the Kilmainham/Inchicore community, with membership increasingly compromised of local residents while retaining many loyal members from Newmarket, Pearse Street and before.

After many years of focusing on navigating the challenges of operating at Newmarket, moving premises and getting established in a new shop, the Co-op is increasingly focused on its broader social, economic and environmental purposes and how it can best empower its membership to take collection action.

This has culminated in the latest innovation, the Community Development Programme, which provides training and capacity building to members and the wider community. The future of the Co-op is an exciting one, with lots of opportunities ahead for growing the services that we provide to our members, and increasing our social and environmental impact.

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Food Co-op Initiative

www.fci.coop

Strengthening Communities through Cooperation
Food Co-op Initiative paves the way for New Food Co-op Excellence, leading to better fed, healthier communities with local control and connections.

FCI aims to increase the number, success and sustainability of new food cooperatives delivering access to healthy food in diverse communities across this country. It provides information, training and technical assistance, as well as seed capital, and engages in research to blaze, maintain and improve the development path for new food coops.

History

Food Co-op Initiative began as a pilot project designed to test the theory that new food retail co-ops could open more quickly and successfully if they had appropriate guidance. Launched by a group of visionary co-op supporters in 2005, Food Co-op 500 started out by offering development grants and peer support to groups starting new food co-ops in diverse settings. In addition to providing guidance and funding, the organization wanted to see first-hand what impact different organizing practices and community types had on successful startup efforts. Patterns and trends started to emerge and Food Co-op 500 was able to offer more effective guidance based on our experience working with these early startups.

They adopted their current logo in 2015 to represent the process of opening a new retail food co-op. The first circle is for the organizing stage, as the conversation starts at the smaller “kitchen table” and grows to a larger community-driven initiative. The hard work of feasibility and planning move the startup forward in the second circle. The third circle is for the implementation stage of building out the store and opening its doors.

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Ogun State Cooperative Federation Limited (OGSCOFED)

www.ogscofed.coop

In 1952, all Co-operative Associations in the old Western Region came together and formed an Apex body which was known as Co-operative Union of Western Nigeria (CUWN). In 1976, as a result of political re-organization in Nigeria, the Western Region was therefore divided into three States namely; Oyo, Ogun and Ondo States, thus the need for the newly created States to form and establish their own Co-operative Unions in their respective States. This exercise gave birth to Co-operative Union of Ogun State of Nigeria Limited (COUSON) in 1976. Now Ogun State Co-operative Federation Limited (OGSCOFED) was created to serve as an umbrella Union of all registered Co-operative Societies and Unions in the State.

Services:
Ogun State Co-operative Federation Limited. (OGSCOFED) is an independent Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) established in February, 1976 in line with International and National best practices as the umbrella body to unite, represent and serve Co-operative Societies in Ogun State. OGSCOFED Limited like all other Co-operative Societies in the State is registered under the Ogun State Co-operative Societies’ Laws with registration number 35 as amended in 1985.

All Co-operative Societies registered in the State are statutory member affiliates of OGSCOFED Limited. Members of OGSCOFED Limited are found in all sectors of the economy including Agriculture, Banking, Health, Transport, the informal sector, Corporate Organisations and Industries as well as Federal and State Ministries, Departments and Agencies including Houses of Assembly.

OUR MISSION:
To foster the interest and harness the resources of members and to prevent any threat to their economic independence and corporate existence.

OUR VISION:
Is to be devoted to the advancement of economic democracy through cooperation.

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COOPCAFAM

www.coopcafam.coop

COOPCAFAM is a Cooperative which is based on the philosophy of solidarity and with a solid administrative and financial model; stimulates savings, offers credit alternatives and other complementary services to contribute to the well-being and quality of life of the associate and his family group.

The Cooperative of Employees of Cafam COOPCAFAM, was born in October 1976, with 490 founding associates, beginning a work that has framed the cooperative values, through the development of activities aimed at improving the quality of life of the associates.

The cooperative movement, cooperativism or the cooperative movement is the social movement or doctrine that defines the cooperation of its members in the economic and social range, as a means to ensure that producers and consumers, integrated in voluntary associations called cooperatives, obtain a greater benefit for meeting your needs. It is represented on a global scale through the International Cooperative Alliance.

Solidarity Fund

The Solidarity Fund is fed by a variable amount of economic resources of a cooperative social nature, based on principles of mutuality and equitable benefit, destined to attend to situations of domestic calamity such as the occurrence of verifiable events or fortuitous cases of the Associate or his family group , that seriously affect the economic stability or the assets of the basic family nucleus.

Education Fund

The Education fund was created to address the educational needs of our associates and their families. The resources come from a variable amount that corresponds to 20% of the surpluses generated annually by the cooperative in compliance with Decree 2880 of 2004

Coopcafam turns these resources to ICETEX so that through the Coopcafam Educational Agreement, subsidies are granted in basic, secondary, higher education -Technical, technological and professional- for the associates of strata 1, 2 and 3 and their family groups.

Recreation and Culture Fund

The Recreation and Culture Fund was created with the purpose of guaranteeing culture and recreation services to a large number of Associates in conjunction with their family group. This fund seeks to contribute to the improvement of the quality of life of the associates.

If you are interested in participating in our recreation and cultural activities, we invite you to visit our events section of the Coopcafam webpage

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Vägen ut!

www.vagenut.coop

Vägen ut! is a co-operative that offers services and products. We create real jobs for persons far from the regular job market. Our enterprises have over 100 employees, most of which have gone from being on benefits to entrepreneurship.

We have bats in the belfry, experience of addiction, criminal thought patterns, disabilities, stress symptoms and a constantly growing number of social enterprises with a turnover of more than SEK 43 million annually.

Our enterprises have a double mission. They sell environmentally friendly products and services, while creating work for individuals who cannot enter the labour market. We reinvest profits and create more jobs. This means we have social goals for our entrepreneurship. We start and run our enterprises together. Business acumen is combined with democracy and empowerment. This produces vigorous enterprises and real jobs.

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Keystone Development Center

www.kdc.coop

KDC has worked with over 100 clients in its two decades, developing cooperatives in sectors including elder care, food, agricultural marketing, buying/supply, broadband, housing, nursery/preschool and renewable energy. While the sectors may be similar, the needs of communities can be as unique as the people involved.” – Coop News 2019 (coop news article)

KDC has been working with emerging, start-up and established cooperatives and businesses throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region for many years.  They provide quality research and business development support.  Their experienced team of cooperative and business development specialists can support you and your group from development through to operations.

They have a small, but experienced staff with over 50 combined years of experience, ranging from grassroots organizing to running cooperatives to non-profit administration to Fortune 500 consulting.

​KDC has a unique team of professional consultants, all with many years of cooperative business experience. Their highly skilled experts are available to assist clients with all aspects of business development. They have centers of excellence in business planning, financial forecasting, and legal advising.

Their services include; Education & Training, Intensive Technical Assistance and Funding Your Project.

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Security Service Federal Credit Union

www.ssfcu.creditunion

We are Security Service Federal Credit Union. Since 1956, we’ve been dedicated to improving lives of members in the communities we serve.

With locations in Colorado, Utah and Texas and more than 2,300 ways to join, Security Service Federal Credit Union offers members a full suite of competitive financial products, free educational seminars, convenience of a free call center, free online banking, free Bill Pay and the financial strength of one of the country’s largest, not-for profit, member-owned financial cooperative.

Security Service strives to be America’s best credit union and provides the true benefits of credit union membership with financial services of the highest quality and value.


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Oklahoma Central Credit Union

www.oaklahomacentral.creditunion

The Mission of Oklahoma Central Credit Union is to make a difference in the lives of our employees, members and the communities they serve.

At Oklahoma Central, you’ll find the same wide range of banking choices you’d expect from any financial institution and a commitment to our community that you’d expect from your neighbours.

At Oklahoma Central Credit Union, our members are more than just names on a checking account. You’re the clerk at our grocery store. The pipeline engineer. The ICU nurse. You’re our favourite high school teacher. You are Oklahoma Central members, but you’re our neighbours, too. That’s why we make sure that here, you get the attention that you deserve.


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Aspire Credit Union

www.aspire.creditunion

Prairie Federal Credit Union is currently rebranding to Aspire Credit Union.

Since 1934, Prairie Federal Credit Union has been committed to exceeding members’ expectations and maintaining financial strength. Aspire Credit Union will continue to uphold those same standards with a refreshed mission, name and look. “As our members and community have transformed, we want a name that really reflects us”, says Mindee Kohlman, President/CEO of Prairie Federal Credit Union. “Aspire is a name that encompasses what we love most about being a credit union. We help our members reach their financial goals and aspire to more.”

Prairie Federal Credit Union was founded in 1934 as the Great Northern Employees Minot Credit Union. The name was changed to Tran-Em Federal Credit Union in 1970 and to Prairie Federal Credit Union in 1986. Prairie Federal Credit Union is a community-chartered credit union whose field of membership includes: anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school; and businesses, other legal entities, and organizations of such person; located in Bottineau, McHenry, McLean, Mountrail, Renville, or Ward counties of North Dakota. Membership also includes immediate families or households of our existing members.

Over the course of the next several months, Prairie Federal Credit Union will be transitioning to a new brand. You can expect to see new Aspire signage, logos, advertising, and a website revamp. In addition to updated marketing materials, they will continue the rebrand throughout the credit union with new colors, employee attire and name tags.

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The global Cooperative community has more than 1 billion members, representing 12% of the world’s employed population. All Cooperatives verify their identity when selecting a .coop or a .creditunion web address. Your unique business identity is recognized online with a .coop domain name – your digital brand – a brand known for its economic advantages to its community, consumers, and members.

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