Welcome to MCU LTD

We trade internationally under WFTO in marketing of handicrafts and coffee products under the FLO, UTZ and CAFÉ certifications.

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OUR VISION

A vibrant and sustainable centre of excellence.

Machakos District Co-operative Union Limited was established in 1964 and registered under the Co-operative Societies Act in 1972 as an umbrella organization for primary organizations in Machakos District. MCU represents 81 affiliate co-operative societies with more than a total of 70,000 individual producers. Besides these co-ops are 26 women groups with a membership of more than 4000 women producers who are mainly in the production of hand crafted products like sisal baskets( Syondo), mats and other sisal products.

OUR MISSION

To improve the quality of life of our members, employees and customers by supporting production, processing and marketing of high quality products from our members.

  • OUR ETHICAL VALUES:
  • Honesty
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  • Openness
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  • Social responsibility
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  • Caring for others
  • OUR VALUES:
  • Self help
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  • Self responsibility
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  • Democracy
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  • Equality
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  • Equity
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  • Solidarity

HANDCRAFTS

Welcome to the home of the world renowned carvings and sisal baskets.

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COFFEE

Grown and processed using the highest ethical standards and responsible farming practices.

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AFFILIATES

We have over 81 registered affiliates spread across Machakos and Makueni Counties.

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Our Products

authentic Kenyan artifacts and carvings

News and Events

keep up to date with the latest news from our union and our stakeholders

We Effect
  • Posted on July 16, 2017
  • We Effect We Effect – formerly Swedish Cooperative Centre – is a key partner with the MCU. We Effect is a development cooperation organization whose objective is to contribute to reduced poverty levels and injustices among small scale male and female farmers of affiliate organizations Coffee Productivity and Marketing Enhancement (CPME) Project Machakos Cooperative Union