Gedeelde Weelde (translates into Shared Wealth) is a store currently under creation in Maastricht. It will be a place to buy all the daily groceries. The store is organized as a cooperative.
The cooperation has the goal to provide goods en services to both members and non-members from the perspective of the principles of earth care, people care and fair share. We feel connected to people and initiatives worldwide that live and work out of similar principles.
Apart from its cooperatively owned goods and money flow, the store will also support a flow of knowledge and inspiration between producers, consumers, shop keepers and everything in between. Together we organize a chain that is based on food sovereignty: the human right to healthy and meaningful food, produced in an ecological responsible and sustainable way and in an agricultural system that is co-created.
All people that support the goal and principles of the cooperative can become a member. There are two categories of members:
- Stakeholder members: customers, producers, suppliers or otherwise interested people.
- Entrepreneurial members: people who want to use their creative and enterprising skills to help the cooperative grow and blossom, who can take on responsibilities for the store and who receive a financial compensation out of the result of the cooperative.