In Brazil


By 2025, we want Brazilian cooperatives to be recognized for their competitiveness, integrity and ability to promote happiness of their members.

Curious facts in Brazil

Five Brazilian cooperatives are among the 300 largest cooperatives in the world, which are: Coopersucar, Coamo, Sicredi, C. Vale, and Unimed do Brasil.

Credit cooperatives are the only financial institutions present in 564 Brazilian municipalities.

The number of job openings in cooperatives increased by 18% in four years.

Health cooperatives are present in 85% of the country’s municipalities, ensuring the well-being of more than 22 million people.

In the World


“Cooperatives help to preserve employment and promote decent work in all sectors of the economy. Through participation, members have a motivation to change their lives, their communities and the world.”
Ariel Guarco, President of the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA)
Curious facts in The World

80% of all fertilizers produced in India come from cooperatives.

The largest supermarket chain in Israel is a cooperative.

92% of the food produced in Japan comes from a cooperative.

92% of the mineral exploration in Bolivia is performed by cooperatives.

Credit Agricole, the largest banking network in France, is a cooperative and has 59 million customers and 24% market share.

Human values of the Cooperative Movement

Cooperation: Cooperatives change the employment-wage relationship into a labor-income relationship. In a cooperative, people are the most valuable assets and the group dictates the rules. Everyone builds and wins together

Transformation: Being a cooperative member means impacting his/her own reality, and the reality of the community and the world. It means spreading dreams and showing that it is possible to reach them without leaving anyone behind.

Balance: the cooperative member believes that it is possible to put together what at first seems to be opposite: the economic and the social, the individual and the collective, productivity and sustainability.