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What Difference Do Cooperatives Make?

Cooperative members were asked to report on their perception of their economic status and income. Ninety-seven percent (97%) of cooperative members affirmed that cooperative membership positively affected their household’s economic status, including 32% who respond that the cooperative has had a “considerable” impact and 27% who affirm that the cooperative has had a “strong” positive impact on their household economic situation. When asked what exactly improved in the household after joining a cooperative and presented with nine options, many respondents (82%) stated that their financial security has improved, and 53% indicated an improvement in their general quality of life.

Read the report at Overseas Cooperative Development Council

 

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