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Jul 1, 2004

Exhibit celebrates value of cooperatives

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This week Belize joined other countries around the world to observe the eighty-second International Cooperatives Day, which is held every year on the first of July. The day highlights the many benefits of cooperatives, speaking about their history, and giving them recognition and support. According to Belize’s Registrar of Cooperatives and Credit Unions, Zenaida Moya, cooperatives are able to pool resources like technology, machinery, and information in ways that individual private entities cannot. Moya, who spoke with News 5 at a fair this morning in Battlefield Park, highlighted some of the benefits cooperatives provide.

Zenaida Moya, Registrar of Cooperatives, Credit Unions

?Cooperatives are registered throughout the country; we have cooperatives in all different districts, as you know. And of course, they are in all different sectors. The benefit then is that it allows the small man or woman or youth to have access to the different resources that are out there. By him or herself, he may not have the ear of decision makers for example, but as a cooperative they actually get to have that ear from a decision maker.?

The open day exhibit was held under the theme “Cooperatives for Fair Globalization: Creating Opportunities for All.”

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