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finds his belongings on the side of the road if he joins SWAFCA.

Efforts to begin small industries owned cooperatively by
the workers are being made across the South. Handicraft cooper-
atives, sweing sub-contracting co-ops, bakeries, and candy co-ops
provide some increase in their owners' incomes. Gasoline sta-
tions and bulk suppliers, grocery stores and buying clubs,
credit unions and small finance companies, clothing an dcoal
suppliers, fishing wholesalers, almost every type of business
is being tried cooperatively. An effort to enable the many
co-ops to come together and exercise their collective power is
being made through the organization of the Federation of Southern
Cooperatives, a service co-op owned by the some 45 different
co-ops representing approximately 15,000 families.

The co-op movement is weak, small, in many ways ineffectual
in the face of hunger, dispair and disease. The lack of invest-
ment capital constantly hinders it from moving into areas it
might possibly succeed in. Areas such as health insurance
programs (
), life insurance, burial services,
land development, low-cost housing integrated with lumber coopera-
tives owned by small rural land-owners, trully specialized farms
complete with green houses for force-growing, flower production,
Community owned recreational facilities, restaurnts,
civic and social educational programs, day care centers, small
industries in conjunction with small farming operations, large

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