What is the Alternative Coop
Alternative Coop is a civil society alternative aiming at promoting
sustainable development through community supported initiatives
with special emphasis on rural areas, away from the traditional
clientelism characterizing the development work in Lebanon (Tribal,
Religious and Political submissivenes among others).
is organized as a cooperative structure in order to involve all
its adherents in the different facets of decision making and development
agenda, as well as the financing of its activities.
can be member of the Alternative Coop ?
embracing the mission and the vision of the Coop can become a member.
Members are expected to contribute in the financing of the projects
of the Coop, especially those activities committed to the improvement
of the livelihoods of the population in rural areas.
contributions of the members will be invested in development projects
bearing livelihood ramifications and embracing the principles of
equitable and fair trade. Members will get returns on their investments
within the same equitable and fair principles.
are the activities and the services of the Alternative Coop ?
Alternative Coop intends to initiate numerous empowering activities,
all geared towards the enhancement and the promotion of cross-cultural
and cross-sectarian interaction. Each activity and/or service can
potentially blossom into a full-fledged project bearing one or many
components. Among the categories of activities/services one can
: Secular schools, alternative game centers for children, citizenship-fostering
: Support groups, cross-cultural platforms, remote healthy lifestyles,
: Responsible rural tourism, sustainable model villages, alternative
: Revival of traditional recipes, alternative cinema, alternative
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