Monday, February 23, 2009

Looking for a Cooperative in Manila Area

I’m currently looking for a simple cooperative group here in Manila. Can anyone tell me where I can find one and what are the requirements and conditions to join?

Oh, so what is a cooperative?

A cooperative (also co-operative or coöperative; often referred to as a co-op or coop) is defined by the International Co-operative Alliance's Statement on the Co-operative Identity as an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social, and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly-owned and democratically-controlled enterprise. It is a business organization owned and operated by a group of individuals for their mutual benefit. A cooperative may also be defined as a business owned and controlled equally by the people who use its services or who work at it. Cooperative enterprises are the focus of study in the field of cooperative economics. - Wikipedia