our services

Our Services

MCU offers the following services to its affiliates:

  • Marketing,
  • bookkeeping and accountancy,
  • Insurance consultancy and advisory services,
  • cooperative education and training for capacity building,
  • lobbying and advocacy,
  • ICT application and support services,
  • linkages and networking of development partners to our affiliates,
  • formation of village savings and loan associations
  • internal audit services,
  • merchandise stores,
  • agronomy services,
  • transport services,
  • research and value addition to affiliate products.

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.