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How a coffee co-op united a community – and was reborn after a leadership crisis

'We love this story of multiple faiths helping each other, moving beyond personal beliefs'

Tanzanian, Ugandan, and Kenyan co-operators pilot new ILO training

The training is designed to improve the management and sustainability of co-operatives

Ugandan parliament looking into alleged corruption affecting co-op sector

The first hearing, relating to the government's war-loss compensation scheme, took place on 4 September in…

From credit unions in UK and Ireland to Saccos in Uganda

Nick Money from the Swoboda Research Centre writes for Co-op News about his trip to Uganda,…

Plans for Ugandan National Cooperative Bank in progress

The committee set up to investigate the project is made up of leading co-operators and aims…

Study finds unconventional forms of resilience in African co-ops’ Covid response

Of the co-ops studied, those which saw their business performance decline were those which offered the…

Mobile banking services rolled out to credit co-op members in Tiribogo, Uganda

Sector apex CEO Kyepa Andrews says digitisation will help unlock the potential of credit union members

Ugandan agri co-ops to set up bank to access affordable loans

The initiative, which enjoys the government's support, is a response to high borrowing costs

Fairtrade premium earnings went up in 2021 as sales recover from pandemic

The annual report from Fairtrade International highlights the way farmers and co-ops have improved incomes through…

Ugandan credit co-ops set up national federation to boost community finance

The Uganda Federation of Community Credit Cooperatives will provide technical assistance, training and financial resources

Korean credit co-operative project continues to thrive in Uganda

The 15 credit unions set up in Uganda under a partnership between the two countries are…

How co-ops are helping displaced people and their host communities

A recent video from the ILO captures the impact of co-ops, with case studies from Jordan,…