The International Cooperative Alliance, of which Cooperative Business NZ is a member, has produced five videos in a series called Around The World.
Featuring co-operatives in Italy, Morocco and Rwanda, while these are vastly different countries and local economies, the seven Rochdale Principles remain the same: Voluntary and Open Membership, Democratic Member Control, Member Economic Participation, Autonomy and Independence, Continuing Co-op Education, Co-operation Among Co-ops, and Concern for Communities.
The videos show co-operatives providing hope, peace and stability for those in need with jobs, shelter, food and education. As co-operatives, they give back to their local communities. As people, they work together within a business model that has sustainability and endurance at its core.