Significant African Led Cooperatives

Savings and Credit Cooperative Societies (SACCOS) – Kenya

African Confederation of Cooperative Savings and Credit Association (ACCOSCA) – Africa

Savings and Cooperative Credit Organisations that are active in Kenya and other parts of East Africa 

Over $5 billion in reserves 

Lend almost exclusively for business purposes 

Kenya has 7th most successful cooperative financial sector globally 

Cooperative Home Care Associates:

Founded: 1985 

Significance: Largest worker cooperative in the USA Formed to provide health care at home.  

Membership: 2,000 mainly African-American and Latina women  

Turnover: $40 mn. 

Cooperation Jackson:

A programme of economic democracy and self-determination in Jackson Mississippi which began in 2007 with the publication of the Jackson–Kush Plan

Village Financial Cooperative:

A credit union to be set up in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 2019, which will use its funds to support people wishing to establish their own cooperative businesses.