Cooperativa Los Pinos supports intergenerational membership renewal in El Salvador
Organisation: Cooperativa Los Pinos and Procasur
Location: El Salvador
In El Salvador, many elderly farmers cannot continue working, either because of old age, medical conditions, or termination of cooperative membership. Cooperativa Los Pinos explored innovative alternatives to facilitate membership, also benefiting young people. They designed a procedure through which members voluntarily delegate their membership rights and responsibilities to others, including young people with a previous link to the organisation and who meet the legal requirements. The membership transfer process facilitates the transition between the delegating elderly members and the beneficiaries, often rural youth.