Historically, coops have been formed mostly by lower-income families in a community to promote their well-being and eventually become self-reliant. Today, their very presence has metamorphosed into a critical role – that of being a countervailing force mitigating the negative repercussions of growth strategies that often neglect environmental accountability and people empowerment. We all hope to see the day when cooperatives shall truly become the building blocks of nation-building.
March 8, 2014, Cocoon Boutique Hotel
Quezon City, Philippines