Good Neighbors believes in empowering people to create change. We think people are capable of leading community development in a sustainable way, if shown the right tools.
We assist in the establishment and operation of social enterprises and cooperatives, creating opportunities for economic independence.
- Participatory and diverse
Families get involved in their own businesses and cooperation between members tends to increase.
When they see the results from their efforts, the community naturally aim to achieve greater goals.
Fair wages, good work environment
Members receive training according to their different needs like production, sales and customer services. We also help secure new sales channels and do quality checks to ensure products will stay competitive in the market.
The Social Taxi Project, in the Kyrgyz Republic, employs 9 drivers and 1 manager having helped women's average monthly income increase from US$140 to US$368.
Good Neighbors operates businesses in various industries, such as agriculture, textile and energy.
Mongolia, for example, suffers from extremely cold weather and people spend about 45% of their income on fuel to keep their houses warm in winter.
The social enterprise Good Sharing provides fuel-saving solutions like the G-saver, laundry services and eco-friendly products.
Unique and quality handmade goods
Guatemala, Bangladesh, Tajikistan, Mongolia and Kyrgyz Republic have been launching designs and manufacturing gifts since 2017, under the MERRYCOOP umbrella.
Products are currently being sold in 13 countries on online and offline channels. Good Neighbors Canada sells them via our Goods4Causes shop (currently migrating to a different platform), at markets and events.