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The Menno Colony Cooperative, Chaco, Paraguay, was founded in 1936 as a mutual aid organization, hence paid no dividends as most cooperatives do. It advanced necessary short-term consumer credit, and used its profits for the enlargement of facilities, and a smaller part to support the hospital and other welfare activities. The cooperative was under the general direction and control of the Chortitzer-Komitee, which was the general incorporated or registered organization of the Menno Colony and which had general responsibility for the economic aspects of Menno Colony life.

Author(s) Harold S Bender
Date Published 1957

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Bender, Harold S. "Menno Colony Cooperative (Alto Paraguay Department, Paraguay)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 6 May 2016.,_Paraguay)&oldid=89632.

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Bender, Harold S. (1957). Menno Colony Cooperative (Alto Paraguay Department, Paraguay). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 6 May 2016, from,_Paraguay)&oldid=89632.

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