In Celebration of Co-Op Month the ICRG Presents 4 Member Portraits Throughout October

While celebrating October Co-op Month of Cooperatives, the ICRG is delighted to present another video featuring a member of cooperative whose life was positively impacted by membership. These profiles were developed as part of What Difference Do Cooperatives Make 4-country study giving members themselves an opportunity to tell their story.

Meet Dolores – corn farmer from the Philippines. After joining a savings and loan cooperative, Dolores was able to incrementally buy land and farm equipment. Over the years, she was able to gain financial skills and experience to manage loans obtained through the cooperative. She expanded her business and today generates income greater than ever before. This inspiring story of a woman-entrepreneur illustrates the potential agriculture holds for women!

October 14th, 2021. The ICRG is pleased to present another cooperative profile to celebrate achievements of members of cooperatives from around the world. These profiles have been developed as part of What Difference Do Cooperatives Make 4-country study and illustrate on personal level the difference membership has made in the lives of members.

Meet James – owner of construction and transportation business from Kerugoya, Kirinyaga county in central Kenya. James is also an owner and manager of a tea plantation, and of a 3-story building offering office space for rent. His businesses employ 50 local residents. While celebrating October as the Month of Cooperatives, let’s congratulate James and his local cooperative partners and wish them continued success in the future.


October 21st, 2021. This week, in celebration of Co-op Month, the ICRG is delighted to present the third in the series of videos featuring members of cooperatives around the world.  Developed as part of What Difference Do Cooperatives Make? 4-country study, these profiles illustrate on personal level how cooperatives make a difference in people’s lives.

Meet Denis and Dominika – manager and member of consumer cooperative from Warsaw, Poland. By working for DOBRZE, they strive to make their store attractive to young residents of the city and promote ideas important to them and to other members: healthy organic food produced with concern for the environment, healthy lifestyle, fair treatment and good business relations with farmers and suppliers from rural areas adjacent to the city.


October 27, 2021. This week ICRG is pleased to present the fourth video profile in October series celebrating members whose lives were transformed through cooperative membership. Describing impact in their own words, these profiles add to findings of What Difference Do Cooperatives Make 4-country study and illustrate, on personal level, the data on positive economic and social impact cooperatives around the globe make on people’s lives. The next series of 4 videos is planned for release in December 2021.

Meet Úrsula – a coffee farmer from Sapse, Huancabamba, in Piura region of Peru. Ursula is the second generation of members in Norandino Cooperative which helped her learn how to handle coffee to get the most in quantity and quality. Under the cooperative umbrella producers like Úrsula are now active and respected agents for sustainable development in their region. 

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