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Community Development

The Humansdorp Co-op founded The Co-op Community Trust as a vehicle for its community investment strategy. We employ a sustainable system (the ABCD approach) to grow our communities in four major areas. Read on to see how your project benefits from being part of our journey or how your business benefits by investing with us.

Vision

To enable empowered and prosperous communities in Africa.

Mission

To facilitate sustainable development of our communities, applying an asset based approach focussing on socio-economic growth, training and education, health promotion and the elderly, in partnerships with employees, communities and stakeholders within our areas of operation.

4 x key focus areas

We bring positive change to local communities by focusing on four key development areas.

Socio-Economic Growth

By focusing on investments into our local assets, we create jobs which put buying power into a community’s hands. And when communities have buying power, businesses grow. It’s a beautiful synergy that brings prosperity to all.

Training and Education

Education is one of the pillars of a successful society. Hand-in-hand with education goes training, which is education put into practice. Local communities enjoy dramatic improvement with proper training and education.

Care of the Elderly

The elderly possess a wealth of knowledge and wisdom accumulated through decades of experience. If we look after them, they’ll share it with those who come after. This gives the elderly an opportunity to feel useful at a time in life when they’re frail and need encouragement.

Health Promotion

When a community is overrun by ailments and infirmities, it’s impossible for that community to prosper. The more healthy the members of a community, the better for all. That’s why we make it priority to promote healthy living and offer access to medical facilities. Healthy people are productive people!

For projects and NPO's

To apply for possible investment for your community project, complete the form and submit the necessary documentation.

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For investors

To be part of innovative, exciting development projects in your local community, invest in the Co-op Community Trust. Your business enjoys significant benefits.

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The ABCD approach

Asset Based Community Development is a process that focuses on assets (rather than on needs), in order to help foster a positive mindset and help communities drive their own development process based on what they already have. This leads to exceptional levels of sustainability.

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