What Is A Cooperative?
Building A Better World
What if your money stayed in your community? What if people were as important as the bottom line? What if a family business stayed in the family? There is a better way to live, to work, to give, to prosper, to connect, to shop and to grow. Cooperatives are part of the solution.
A cooperative is an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly owned and democratically-controlled enterprise. (Soure: International Co-operative Alliance)
Cooperatives are businesses owned and operated by and for their members. They are based on the values of self-help, self-responsibility, equality and equity. Cooperatives help build a better world by creating:
- Stronger communities
- Sustainable businesses
- More empowered owners
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