Cooperative Member Portrait: Meet Fely, a Clothing Business Owner and Teacher from the Philippines

May 12, 2023

Through a local electric cooperative in the Philippines, business owners like Fely Ramos have access to affordable and reliable electricity that allows them to power their dreams.

Cooperative Member Portraits are videos profiling stories of cooperative members from What Difference Do Cooperatives Make (WDDCM) countries: Peru, Kenya, Philippines and Poland. Whether joining an agricultural, housing, savings and loan, or electric cooperative, becoming a member positively changes the lives of individuals and their families. These stories, told in their own words, add ‘a human dimension’ to WDDCM research data collected through surveys and group discussions. They reflect the powerful impact cooperatives have on members and communities around them.