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Kauyagan Multipurpose Cooperative: Brewing Prosperity and Empowering Communities through Coffee

Cultivating Prosperity and Community in the Heart of Impasug-ong  In the scenic province of Bukidnon in Northern Mindanao, Kauyagan Multi-Purpose Cooperative was established in April 2004 by 27 members representing various sectors, including agriculture, indigenous peoples (IP), the church, transportation, academia, the local government unit (LGU), the business sector, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).  Their story […]

FSSI invests in women coops with NATCCO

In the pursuit of sustainable development and women economic empowerment, the Foundation for a Sustainable Society Inc. (FSSI) has partnered with its member organization, the National Confederation of Cooperatives (NATCCO) in a co-investment arrangement under its Investing in Women (IW) project.  IW, an initiative of the Australian Government, has partnered with the Foundation for a […]

More women SEs receive support from IW, FSSI, FPSDC

More women-owned and -led social enterprises (WSEs) receive support through the Foundation for a Sustainable Society Inc. (FSSI)’s Investing in Women (IW) Project, through a co-investment arrangement with the Federation of People’s Sustainable Development Cooperative (FPSDC).  Since 2020, FSSI has played a pivotal role as an impact investor partner of IW, an Australian Government initiative […]

K5 Coop opens Peaks and Wave B&B in Aurora

The Kilusang Lima para sa Lahat Multi-Purpose Cooperative (K5 COOP) celebrated the inauguration and blessing of its Peaks and Waves Bed and Breakfast located in Brgy. Aplaya, Dingalan, Aurora on September 18, 2023.  Representatives from the Foundation for a Sustainable Society Inc. (FSSI) joined the activity, which was attended by around 40 partners, members, staff, […]

Kauyagan MPC launches Center for Progress, Peace, and Resilience

he Kauyagan Savers Multi-Purpose Cooperative unveiled its Center for Progress, Peace, and Resilience on August 8, 2023, in Impasug-ong, Bukidnon. The two-storey building will house the cooperative’s consumer store and office.  Kauyagan Savers Multi-Purpose Cooperative (Kauyagan MPC), formerly Kauyagan Savers Cooperative, was established in 2004 with only 27 members. It now has 1,532 regular members, […]

May Pag-asa sa Cassava: Fatima Multi-Purpose Cooperative, a women-owned and -led social enterprise

Maria Teresa Geniston, fondly called “Tess”, was a medical sales representative in 1996 when she was invited to join a newly formed cooperative in the town of Calubian in Leyte. At the time, she was not even familiar with how a cooperative operates. However, she believed in its mission to uplift the lives of those […]