MEN’S FORUM MEMBERS CO-OPERATIVE SAVINGS & CREDIT SOCIETY LTD


Background

Men’s Forum Members Co-operative Savings & Credit Society Ltd is a project of Men’s Forum Against Domestic Violence Uganda (MFADVU) an NGO which works with men and boys for gender equality. Men’s Forum Members Co-operative started inJanuary 2019 from MFADVU members who agreed to start a co-operative in order to improve on their economic status.

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Members believe in Cooperative work because working with others makes it stronger. So Men’s Forum Members Co-operative commits themselves to work, to cooperate, for all to be prosperous.

Vision

To be a leading sustainable Co-operative in Uganda with Empowered Members.

Mission

To improve social economic status of members through active partnerships, savings, credit and investments by working as a team.

Objectives

  1. To promote the cooperative as a way of life for improving the social and economic well-being of the people
  2. To encourage thrift and savings mobilization among the members for capital formation;
  3. To create funds in order to grants loans for productive and providential purposes to its members.
  4. To provide goods and services and other requirements of the members
  5. To engage in housing, market management, transportation services, auto repair shop, spare parts store, gasoline station and Agri-business Activities.
  6. To work with the cooperative movement, non-government and government organizations/entities in the promotion and development of cooperatives and in carrying out government policies.
  7. To undertake other activities for the effective and efficient implementation of the provisions of the Cooperative Code.
  8. To engage in money transfer and bayed center services for cooperative members.

Values

Co-operatives are based on the values of Self-help, Self-responsibility, Democracy, Equality, Equity and Solidarity, as adduced by the global co-operative community. In the tradition of their founders, co-operative members believe in the ethical values of Honesty, Openness, Social Responsibility and Caring for Others.

Therefore, we have also adopted these ethical and co-operative values. We are driven by them in all we do as a co-operative society and most importantly, we reflect them in how we conduct ourselves as co-operative members.

Men’s Forum Members Co-operative’s activities are driven by;

  1. Member Focused
  2. Transparency and Accountability
  3. Team work
  4. Professionalism
  5. Consensus building

Types of Membership

  1. Ordinary member
  2. Associate member
  3. Corporate member
  4. Life member

 

  1. Ordinary members (Ushs 50.000 subscribed annually)

These are members who wish to subscribe or join the Society as individuals.

Benefits of the Ordinary member

  1. Right to enjoy the services of the Society
  2. Right to vote and be voted
  3. Membership Identification Card
  4. Recommendation for any services when required
  5. Free invitation to men’s Forum Members Co-operative workshops conferences and symposiums
  6. Guidance in business information market survey and market place intangibles.
  7. Support from Men’s Forum Members Co-operative in times of happiness and Sorrow
  1. Associate members (Ushs 200.000subscribed annually)

These are medium or small enterprises or national associations that are registered or wish to be members of Men’s Forum Members Cooperative.

Benefits of the Associate member

  1. Right to enjoy the services of the Society
  2. Particulars entered on the membership database
  3. Right to vote
  4. Membership Award
  5. Recommendation for any services when required
  6. Free invitation to men’s Forum Members Co-operative workshops conferences and symposiums
  7. Guidance in business information market survey and market place intangibles.
  8. Opportunity to exhibit products and services in all our events including the National Father’s Day event.
  1. Corporate member (Ushs 500.000 subscribed annually)

These are companies or organizations that are registered or wish to be members of Men’s Forum Members Cooperative.

Benefits of the corporate member

  1. Right to enjoy the services of the Society
  2. Particulars entered on the membership database
  3. Right to vote
  4. Membership Award
  5. Recommendation for any services when required
  6. Free invitation to men’s Forum Members Co-operative workshops conferences and symposiums
  7. Co-Branding with Men’s Forum Members Co-operative and Men’s Forum Against Domestic Violence Uganda (MFADVU)
  8. Opportunity to exhibit products and services in all our events including the National Father’s Day event.
  9. 50% discount on advertising rates on MFADVU websites
  10. Priority to sponsor Men’s Forum Events
  11. Platform to promote your goods and services
  1. Life member

These are members who contribute enormously to the society.

Benefits of the Life member

Since this member has contributed enormously to the Society his/her benefits are also huge therefore the Executive Board of MFADVU and the member shall sit and agree on the benefits.

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