ACDI/VOCA promotes broad-based economic growth, raises living standards and creates vibrant civil society. Focusing on food security, agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development and community development, ACDI/VOCA provides technical and management assistance that enables organizations, whether enterprises, financial institutions or cooperatives, to manage and finance themselves and succeed in the global economy. http://www.acdivoca.org/
Global Communities (formerly CHF International)
Global Communities is an international non-profit organization that works closely with communities worldwide to bring about sustainable changes to improve the lives and livelihoods of the vulnerable. Working in more than 20 countries around the world, Global Communities’ mission is to be a catalyst for long-lasting, positive change in low- and moderate-income communities, helping them improve their social, economic and environmental conditions. www.globalcommunities.org
Cooperative Resources International
With a cooperative pedigree spanning a century, CRI has been transferring knowledge and applying sustainable, scientific management in livestock improvement since 1905. For more than 40 years, CRI has been exporting that technology and know-how through commercial distributors, cooperative alliances and joint ventures, and economic and market development programs in over 70 countries. Whether in mature markets, emerging nation states or developing economies, CRI livestock technologies are modernizing animal husbandry and growing the global food supply by nearly 3 million tons annually — feeding more people with fewer cows and less land. http://www.crinet.com
HealthPartners is an independent, private, member-owned and democratically governed business enterprise in the United States, created with equity financed by members who invest in order to benefit through their patronage. HealthPartners developed a community-owned, health cooperative model to empower vulnerable populations and rural stakeholders to access quality health care in developing countries. The model links community groups, health care providers and Ministry of Health systems to health prevention and treatment with measures of accountability and tools that enable stakeholders to use data to make results-based decisions to improve health outcomes. HealthPartners does not reinsure providers or subsidize costs for cooperative members. The HealthPartners Cooperative model is 100 percent sustainable by local stakeholders who benefit through their cooperative partnerships. http://www.healthpartners.coop
Land O'Lakes, Inc.
Leveraging 90 years of agribusiness cooperative heritage, Land O’Lakes International Development’s business-oriented, integrated approach to agriculture and food systems has improved the quality of life for millions of people since 1981. Through more than 260 programs in 76 developing countries, Land O'Lakes is helping generate economic growth, alleviate poverty, enhance food security and improve health and nutrition around the world. http://www.idd.landolakes.com
National Cooperative Business Association
The National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International (NCBA CLUSA) is the trade association for cooperative businesses in the United States and an international development organization. NCBA CLUSA provides cross-sector education, technical assistance and advocacy that helps co-ops thrive. For nearly 100 years, NCBA CLUSA has sought to advance and protect cooperative enterprises, highlighting the impact that cooperatives have in bettering the lives of individuals and families. In the last 60 years, NCBA CLUSA has grown its international development portfolio to over $34 million of active programs in 15 countries. http://www.ncba.coop
NRECA International, Ltd.
NRECA International is a non-profit organization that has provided a comprehensive range of rural electrification and utility services in developing countries for nearly 50 years. An affiliate of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), NRECA International has developed some of the most successful rural electrification programs in the world, resulting in increased agricultural productivity, millions of new jobs in micro and small enterprises, and higher incomes and quality of life for more than 100 million people in over 40 countries. http://www.nrecainternational.com
World Council of Credit Unions
World Council of Credit Unions is the global trade association and development agency for credit unions. WOCCU promotes the sustainable development of credit unions and other financial cooperatives around the world to empower people through access to high-quality and affordable financial services. WOCCU advocates on behalf of the global credit union system and works with national governments to improve legislation and regulation. Its technical assistance programs introduce new tools and technologies to strengthen credit unions’ financial performance and to increase their outreach. WOCCU has implemented more than 280 technical-assistance programs in 72 countries. Worldwide, 53,000 credit unions in 100 countries serve 188 million people. http://www.woccu.org