Blog: Worker

The Business of Empowerment: Prospera Cooperatives

September 15, 2015

Many immigrants employed in the U.S. service sector, despite their determination and tenacity, often struggle to make ends meet. Prospera is using the cooperative business model to help empower groups of women to run successful businesses. Prospera’s newest cooperative will make and sell paletas (ice pops). They are getting closer to launching every day as they develop their plan in partnership with La Cocina.

Prospera has also incubated many worker cooperatives since its founding in 1995 including Emma’s Eco-CleanGreen & Clean and many more.

Prospera’s focus on worker ownership helps individuals become business owners, increase their incomes, build assets, have a voice in their working conditions.

Watch this video to learn more about how Prospera is helping low-income women succeed through cooperatives.