This is the new Vision of the cooperative movement in Mindanao. This is the Vision Statement of MASS SPECC as a federation. Some affiliates have already adopted the vision as their own cooperative’s vision. More are expected to adopt it.
The General Assembly of MASS SPECC approved the resolution adopting the new Vision on July 27, 2018 in Zamboanga City, where it was formally launched.
The new vision is significant as it focuses attention on members, the owners of the cooperative and the users of its services. It was formulated during the strategic planning of MASS SPECC last year during which it was realized that while many cooperatives were growing in size and resources, many members especially the poor ones were left behind. The vision will re-focus the efforts of cooperatives towards their real purpose – namely, to improve the quality of life of the micro-entrepreneurs, the teachers, workers, professionals, farmers, fishermen, small businessmen, housewives, etc. who make up the membership of cooperatives.