FECODESA (Federation of Cooperatives for Development) (Nicaragua)
FECODESA RL is a third degree Cooperative Organization, founded in 2007, as an initiative of cooperatives organized by the Center for the Promotion, Research and Rural and Social Development (CIPRES) with peasant men and women mostly from the projects developed by CIPRES.
It is made up of 15 unions and cooperative centers and a specialized development organization (CIPRES), 144 grassroots cooperatives and 5,802 associates (2,911 women and 2,891 men). In addition, it has other organizations made up of 7,796 members (3,492 women) and 4,304 men).
FECODESA RL participated in the national elections of the National Council of Cooperatives (CONACOOP), in 2014, where it won to coordinate 5 Departmental Cooperative Councils (CODECOOP), in the Northern Caribbean Autonomous Region (RACN), Río San Juan, Jinotega, Estelí and Granada. In these departments there are 823 cooperatives and 41,233 associates (25,070 women and 16,163 men).See more