Machakos Co-op union was privileged to showcase its products in the recently concluded Formex Autumn Fair in Sweden thanks to WFTO Africa and Middle east for facilitating the participation.
Gladly, we have been able to source for new markets as exhibited by the many sample orders received from the potential buyers. Our representative in the fair Madam Elizabeth Nzilani made several contacts which are expected to generate future business relationship for the department.
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.