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cooperative

noun Vox populi An organization whose members share purchasing clout, resources or other materials. See Health insurance purchasing.
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Earlier when welcoming members to the meeting, Motswedi SACCOS chairperson Mr Molemi Tsheboeng highlighted that it was necessary to raise awareness on co-operatives as well as to teach them about the societies so that they could fully understand how they operated.
Absolutely nothing beyond certain changes in the law relating to co-operatives.
Co-operatives are private entities run by members, and the government's role is to regulate its activities and protect members' funds from loss, she said.Nation Sacco Chief Executive Jacob Kimathi believes there is no justification for such law.
The report says it has identified that there is clearly a gap in the provision of business support for both new and existing co-operatives in the agri-food sector in Wales.
THE Co-operative society that runs stores in Shepley has taken over one of its near neighbours.
The 17.5m-membership of co-operatives - a rise of more than 2m in the last five years - has been announced in a report from umbrella group Co-operatives UK that sees John Lewis maintain its status as the country's largest co-operative.
The 17.5m-membership of cooperatives - a rise of more than 2m in the last five years - has been announced in a report from umbrella group Co-operatives UK that sees John Lewis maintain its status as the country's largest cooperative.
It is a group of co-operatives in the Basque country in Spain which organises work in a more egalitarian and democratic way.
Ben Reid, left, chief executive of the Midcounties Co-operative, is presented with the Co-operative of the Year |Award by Stephen Bertrande, of Desjardins, executive director of the International Summit of Co-operatives
Muscat: Establishing consumer co-operatives would not only benefit the society but also the individual, feel experts.
The United Nations (UN) celebrates the 20th International Day of Co-operatives on July 5, 2014, with the theme "Co-operative Enterprises Achieve Sustainable Development for All." Assisted by the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA), the UN marks International Day of Co-operatives on the first Saturday of July each year, to increase awareness of co-operatives and asks all member-governments to celebrate the day, through trade fair, exhibit, contest, cultural events, and economic, environmental, social, and health programs such as tree-planting.