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Global partner for sustainable devt


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The Sustainable Development Goals are the UN’s blueprint for a more sustainable future for all.

The objective is to produce a set of universal goals that meet the urgent environmental, political, and economic challenges facing our world.

The SDGs are: no poverty; zero hunger; good health and well-being; quality education; gender equality; clean water and sanitation; affordable and clean energy; decent work and economic growth; industry, innovation, and infrastructure; reduced inequalities; sustainable cities and communities; responsible consumption and production; climate action; life below water; life on land; peace, justice, and strong institutions.


Partner, co-implementor

As a global partner to help achieve the UN’s SDGs, DCCCO Multipurpose Cooperative has conceptualized and implemented various products, services, and programs as follows: Deposit products, Regular/special loan products, Credit Life Protection & Loan Protection Plan, Financial literacy, Damayan program, Burial assistance,Medical/dental care, Scholarship, Adopt-a-School program, School feeding, Aflatoun program, Environment and food security program, Skills training and income-generating projects, People Economic Support Program, Livelihood for Empowerment program, Family development for Pantawid beneficiaries (with DSWD), Subdivision development and housing program, capability-building, Gender and Development Senior citizens, PWD, women, and youth development program,Peace and order, Collaboration and networking with people’s organizations, civil society organizations, academe, local and national government agencies, and donor institutions, e.g. USAID, etc.

Through these, DCCCO has become one of the instruments of the government in promoting social justice and economic development.

DCCCO has helped in reducing poverty and inequality by providing economic opportunities to its members and the community. It has provided maximum economic benefits teaching members efficient ways of doing things cooperatively, promoting good cooperative practices and new ideas in business and management, and allowing the lower income groups to increase their ownership in the wealth of the country.

Cooperative business has provided employment, investment opportunities, collaborative growth, and even distribution of wealth, among other things.

It has become an effective tool for self-help. Because of what the Coop has done, it received various national recognition and awards:

  • 2019 CDA Gawad Parangal as Most Outstanding Primary Cooperative Award (large billionaire category) in recognition of its exemplary performance in bringing responsive services to its members and the community, and as a model of cooperative best practices and good governance.
  • 2019 CDA Gawad Parangal as Best in Gender and Development Mainstreaming
  • 2018 CDA Gawad Parangal Special Citation Award for Excellence in Providing Financial Products and Services.
  • 2016 Villar SIPAG Award as Most Outstanding Community Enterprise in the Philippines.
  • 2012 CDA Gawad Parangal as Best in Community Involvement and Development


A beacon of effectiveness

As it is, the Coop stands as a shining thread, intricately woven into the grand design of the UN’s pursuit of the SDGs. With unwavering commitment and a steadfast spirit of collaboration, DCCCO has emerged as a beacon of effectiveness and innovation in the pursuit of a more sustainable and equitable world.

As we look towards the horizon of a better future, it is clear that partnerships of this caliber are not just desirable but essential. DCCCO’s dedication to sustainable development, community empowerment, and social responsibility has not only aligned with the UN’s vision but has exceeded expectations, demonstrating that true progress can be achieved when dedicated entities come together for a common cause.

The world faces unprecedented challenges, from climate change to poverty alleviation, and the Coop has proven time and again that it is not just a partner, but a catalyst for transformative change. In its tireless efforts to promote economic growth, environmental stewardship, and social inclusivity, the Coop has showcased the power of cooperation and the strength of a shared commitment to the SDGs.

In the grand symphony of global development, the Coop has not merely played its part; it has composed a harmonious melody of progress that resonates with the very essence of the United Nations mission.

Let us remember that true change is not achieved in isolation but through the synergy of like-minded entities, and the Coop stands as an enduring testament to the potential of collective action.

In the years ahead, as we strive to turn the aspirations of the SDGs into concrete achievements, let us hold up DCCCO as a shining example of what can be accomplished when cooperation, dedication, and a shared vision converge.

The Cooperative is not just an effective partner; it is a living embodiment of hope and possibility, a reminder that together, we can and will shape a more sustainable and inclusive world for all.

“Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls, one can help the other up.  But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.  Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.  But how can one keep warm alone?  Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves.  A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.” (Ecclesiastes 4:9-12)


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