Catalyzing worker co-ops & the solidarity economy
In Ghana, a centuries-old financial system called Susu provides an example of effective bottom-up development that contributes meaningfully to reducing poverty and economic inequality.
Meet the Black women organizers defying anti-Blackness to build a Canadian federation of Rotating Savings and Credit Associations.
Canadian members of the African diaspora make use of traditional forms of group savings, known as susu, to overcome financial and cultural exclusion in the mainstream system.
To make housing truly affordable, governments need to support non-profit housing cooperatives.
Different ways to convert a business to a worker co-op over time.
How can cooperatives raise capital that aligns with their values and do it legally?
The Small Business Administration’s rules prevent it from helping most employee- and consumer-owned cooperatives, even though Congress specifically asked it to.
Find out your options and learn about the finance institutions that have experience with worker-owned businesses.
David Hincapie of the US Small Business Administration (SBA) discusses the process for cooperatives to apply for an economic injury disaster loan to survive and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.