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New project in Guatemala: women and youth at the heart of sustainable economic growth

Pedro Rodriguez 30 April 2019

A key partner country in the SOCODEVI story, Guatemala is the most populated nation in Central America but also the one with the highest rates of poverty, especially in rural areas. In some regions, 80% of the population lives in poverty despite significant economic potential. Furthermore, the exclusion of women and their confinement to informal sectors of the economy only makes the situation worse.

Over the next five years, SOCODEVI will lend its experience and expertise to improve the living conditions of thousands of people in the Alta Verapaz region, the most disadvantaged in the country. This work is part of CRECER, a new project supported financially by the Government of Canada.

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Funeral cooperatives in Quebec renew their contributions to the Tree of Intercooperation

Pedro Rodriguez 25 April 2017

More than 15,000 trees will be planted in Guatemala and Québec with support from the FCFQ Quebec federation of funeral cooperatives under our Tree of Intercooperation initiative. Through this action, the FCFQ, a member of our network, is compensating its greenhouse gas emissions for the 2016-2017 period.

Planting trees compensates for our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and helps cooperatives in developing countries. All of this is possible through our participation in the Tree of Intercooperation program.

Tree of Intercooperation: 86,000 trees planted in Québec, Guatemala and Peru

Pedro Rodriguez 17 November 2015

Arbre de l'Intercoopération SOCODEVI
Since 2009, SOCODEVI and its member institutions have been offsetting their greenhouse gas emissions through the Tree of Intercooperation project. This is a success story that has led to the planting of 86,000 trees in Canada and Latin America when 2015 figures are taken into account.

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PROSOL: Mission Accomplished in Guatemala!

Pedro Rodriguez 19 March 2015

PROSOL Guatemala
PROSOL, the rural economic development project in the Department of Solola in Guatemala, has finished on a high note – a unanimous finding of substantial success for this initiative after six years of concerted effort.

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Our Bolivian partner, UNEC, at BIOFACH 2015

Pedro Rodriguez 19 March 2015


SOCODEVI partner, UNEC, the Bolivian cooperative enterprise specializing in spices, attended this year’s BIOFACH trade fair in Nuremberg, Germany.

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