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Purpose and Values 


The purpose of the co-operative is to be part of a world that values ecological, social and cultural justice and acts in accordance with these values.



Borderlands is committed to these community development principles


  • Holism

  • Sustaining relationship and sustainability

  • Diversity within and between communities

  • Organic and balanced development


Social justice and rights

  • Addressing structural disadvantage

  • Addressiing discourses of disadvantage

  • The rights of humans and all other beings


Valuing the local

  • Local knowledge

  • Local culture

  • Local resources

  • Local skills

  • Local participation

  • Local processes 



  • Process, outcome and vision

  • Integrity of process

  • Consciousness raising

  • Cooperation and consensus

  • Community determined pace of development

  • Peace and non-violence

  • Inclusiveness

  • Community relationship building


Global and local process

  • Anti-colonialist

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