The Vision of the HOMCS is to create, enlarge and sustain enduring and unprecedented social and economic opportunities for the development and prosperity of its members.


  1. To redress the psychosocial impacts of enslavement, colonialism, and other forms of exploitation, and its structural inequalities by the creation of opportunities for equity, expansion, and retention of equity within families and communities. To pursue the right to life-sustaining access to capital, self-employment, and the rights of individuals in their pursuit of excellence and happiness.
  2. To share in the economy by creating viable business undertakings in employment opportunities in Agriculture and other viable areas of development.
  3. To engage, empower and institutionalize cultural resiliency, generational wealth, healthy families, vibrant villages, and Cooperative entities, in support of the full development and expression of individual and collective aspirations.
  4. To create enduring networks of individual, family, village, regional, National, diasporic, International, Civic, and Cooperative entities as a formidable power base in the advancement of the well-being of members.


The Core Values of HOMCS are grounded in Social, Economic and Business objectives and these represent the central pillar of the HOMCS membership AND the communities it serves. The HOMCS embraces internationally accepted principles of one humanity, and common 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 engage 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 business of the organization through actions and processes that are consistently of the highest standards, can withstand membership, public and regulatory scrutiny and always easily available for such scrutiny.

Sociocultural self-awareness of common 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 African common interests (KUJICHAGULIA)
  4. Define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves and speak for ourselves.
  5. Collective Work & Responsibility – committed participation in the works 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 do always 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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