The HOMCS is a Cooperative Society established under the Laws of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana and is vested in the seven internationally recognized principles of Cooperatives and its amplification adumbrated by the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA) 2022 Convention. The HOMCS embraces and fully subscribes to the values of the International Labor Organization (ILO) as well as the principles that underscore the United Nations (UN) sponsored International Decade of People of African Descent (IDPAD).

Recognizing the historical and current challenges, the HOMCS is pursuing fundamental human rights to liberty, justice, truth, and prosperity through engagement, vigilance, relentless advocacy against racism and racial discrimination, learning, and productivity. Women, Youth, and underserved villages are central to the focus of HOMCS. We recognize Agriculture production as fundamental to creating wealth and critical for food security and humanity's general well-being.

The Core Values of HOMCS are grounded in Social, Economic, and Business objectives, representing the central pillar of the HOMCS membership AND the communities it serves. The HOMCS embraces internationally accepted principles of one humanity and shared human dignity. We believe in the just application of the Rule of Law and the principles of Cooperation.

We share the values of the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA), NGUSO SABA, and the Millennium Development Goals (MDG). We value social and economic justice and the elimination of poverty. The pillars of transformational change for the underserved are strong when built on productive engagement and advocacy, but its sustainability begins with what we believe about ourselves as a society.




  1. Excellence - exceptionally high quality of service, products, and customer relations
  2. Integrity - honesty, consistency
  3. Responsiveness - vigilant, quick, positive, and effective. 
  4. Inclusiveness & Diversity - understanding and valuing differences.
  5. Accountability - reporting on responsibility
  6. Recognition - acknowledgment
  7. Responsibility - moral and organizational responsibility
  8. Awareness - self, community, and purpose.
  9. Transparency - To conduct the organization's business through actions and processes consistent with the highest standards, can withstand membership, public and regulatory scrutiny, and is always readily available for such scrutiny.

Sociocultural self-awareness of everyday social and cultural factors driving the business.


  1. Unity – consolidation around the understanding of our history and identity, especially but not only as they relate to our community presence in Guyana (UMOJA)
  2. To strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation, and race
  3. Self-Determination – advancement of the ordinary African interests (KUJICHAGULIA)
  4. Define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves and speak for ourselves.
  5. Collective Work & Responsibility – committed participation in the works of HOMCS and the Communities we build (UJIMA)
  6. Build and maintain our community together and make our brother's and sister's problems our problems and solve them together
  7. Cooperative Economics – as a liberating force and the building of wealth together for each other (UJAMAA)
  8. Build and maintain our stores, shops, and other businesses and profit from them together
  9. Purpose – knowing, understanding, and committing to the cause through purposeful and collective action (NIA)
  10. To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community to restore our people to their traditional greatness.
  11. Creativity – unleashing the individual and collective capacity for innovation & excellence (KUUMBA)
  12. To always do as much as we can, in the way that we can, to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it.
  13. Faith and Trust – unwavering confidence and belief in ourselves (IMANI)
  14. To believe with all our heart in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders, and the righteousness and victory of our struggle.  

United Nations IDPAD Program

Funding provided by Caribbean Development Bank and the 11thEDF Regional Private Sector Development Programme Technical Assistance Programme.
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