BUSINESS IN FOCUS: Believers Multipurpose Cooperative Society Ltd

Believers Multipurpose Cooperative Society, a newly formed agricultural cooperative is seeking to improve economic welfare of its members by utilizing their united funds and effort in the better taking, processing and marketing of fresh fruits and vegetables and developing live-stock. The Society has a membership of thirty (30) and creates employment for six (6) young people who are also farmers. Believers’ is managed by a Board of Directors of seven (7) with Mr. Adrien Bannis as the President.

One processing venture undertaken by this Cooperative is that of the production of virgin coconut oil. Rapha Virgin Coconut Oil is a raw, unrefined and natural Dominican product with the only ingredient being COCONUT.

This gem provides great health benefits to its users such as: hair & skin care, stress relief, maintaining cholesterol levels, weight loss, increased immunity, proper digestion and metabolism, relief from kidney problems, heart diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes and much, much more. Numerous studies have shown that the high Laurie acid content of coconut oil is very beneficial in attacking viruses, bacteria and other pathogens. It builds the body’s immune system just as the mother’s milk does.

If you want the purest, freshest virgin coconut oil, packed with nutritional goodness and flavor, purchase our locally made Rapha Virgin Coconut Oil. By using this product, you will only be living a healthy life but also supporting the small scale coconut farmers, creating jobs and ensuring economic growth. Every Dominican and the world by extension should make Dominican coconut oil a house hold product. So order yours today!

Contact information: Believers’ Multipurpose Cooperative, Weirs, Marigot

Telephone #: 767-445 7508 or 767-245-1460

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  1. member
    July 13, 2012

    this is a very good product i cn atell u, right out of Marigot

  2. Natureboy225
    July 3, 2012

    Hello to all DA children who want to see this product rise to the top. Now, we really need to be asking the right questions; I know that everyone is entitled to his opinion, however, let us not become too naive in our rationale but to have an open mind when competing against other products in high demand.

  3. CHAVEZ Jr.
    July 3, 2012


  4. aroundworld
    July 3, 2012

    Congrats to the members of Believers Cooperative. Cooperative is the answer to DA problems. Mr. Bannis, Miss Canoville, Miss Davis and Mr. Joseph of the Cooperative Movement good job, Koep up the good work. DNO keep promoting Cooperatives

  5. July 2, 2012

    Boy! that coco white we boy???.

  6. The Buyer
    July 2, 2012

    An email address would be nice to have of that group.

  7. luvgirl
    July 2, 2012

    I have used this product and it is wonderful. Even when my infants had the cold i just gave her a teaspoon and everything went back to normal.

  8. Good Ting
    July 2, 2012

    I welcome this. Our supermarkets in Portsmouth need some of this. I will be happy to purchase my coconut oil to eat with some fig, pehpeh woti, n hawasor…

  9. Braff
    July 2, 2012

    Good news Mr. Dennis…a website is also needed …you’ll be able to sell to the world. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  10. mahaut
    July 1, 2012

    n also use the raw products as pig feed

  11. mahaut
    July 1, 2012

    About time, I salute you guys

  12. Justice and Truth
    July 1, 2012

    As a Dominican, I endorse all your products. I read about the benefits of coconut oil. I also recall the taste of DA fruits and vegetables. There are none other to compare.
    Do your utmost to market them overseas as in Canada, U.S., Great Britain. We are yearning for real natural, healthy, tasty and homemade products which are free of preventatives.
    Any avocados and papaya? I love to eat these. Some of us, if not all of us complain that those sold here especially (Canada/Toronto) do not taste as sweet as those in our beautiful homeland, DA. Certain health Websites promote those from other countries as being healthy but I often wonder how healthy they are.
    Good luck and success.
    May God bless you in your endeavours including providing employment for DA residents.

    • July 2, 2012

      I congratulate Mr. Bannis and his staff for such a wonderfull business venture we keep speaking about young people now they are doing something positive that’s a benefit for every one and will up lift DOMINICA and especially the Village of MAROGOT, we the people of M’got are very proud of the group and may GOD contimue to make it possible for all concern always put GOD first before you start your day say a prayer make it a daily event, again congratulation to you Sir and I will be purchasing your product.

  13. My2Sense
    July 1, 2012

    Great stuff. I wish them the best of luck.

  14. July 1, 2012

    Very Good, need more like you guys in Dominica while others just stay and mind people’s business.

  15. Jah guide
    July 1, 2012

    I have used this product being sold at Brizees Mart. It is excellent and the flavor is oh so good for cooking. Congrats

  16. My Piece
    July 1, 2012

    Congratulations and best wishes in your endeavour

  17. The Buyer
    July 1, 2012

    I would be interested in such a products in bulk, however I would like to see if the facility where its is produced meets international manufacturing standards.

    • Justice and Truth
      July 2, 2012

      @ The Buyer

      You are correct. This is not say that they do not operate under healthy conditions. You could visit them/communicate with them and offer some concrete advice to them. I realize how picky those who retail them are specifically in the bigger countries. It is normal. Government regulations of those countries dictate this.

      • The Buyer
        July 2, 2012

        Well in order for them to be globally competitive these are the things they need to consider. I am a natural buyer for a big chain and I know what they look for and I would love to be able to recommend this group but I would need more details. One of the things they should consider is a web presence, invest in a website.

  18. Just fed up
    July 1, 2012

    i am very to seethat we a getting back to our natural roots it is the right thing to doiwish more people would get back to using natural food insted of prossed food get back to your fig and dasheen insted of the bread rost your ripe plaintain teach your kids that your natural stuf is better thanthe imported ones

  19. Kryptonite
    July 1, 2012

    where can i find this product in Roseau ?

    • Anonymous
      July 9, 2012

      ACS, upstairs Save-a-lot, Brizee’s Mart, Zans

  20. tect nee cal lity
    July 1, 2012

    good move,and good luck,
    a win win situation,
    togetherness is strength
    make truth and transparency rule,

  21. 1979
    July 1, 2012

    great stuff!!!

  22. winston warrington
    July 1, 2012

    Congratulations for your efforts, but when as a board member of the National Development Corporation, I suggested this enterprise along with export marketing of coconut water, I was chided and reminded that NDC was not in the business of developing products.
    Sixteen years later, you are trying to develop a market for the products when other countries such as Indonesia and Hawaii have perfected the machinery and product packaging successfully enough to afford research facilities and famous spokepersons boost product recognition.
    We talk slow, think slow and act so; yet quick to insult, put down and obstruct any effort to push us out of the realm of low civilisation. I wish you luck because this venture demands minimal capital outlay and the primary product is plentiful. But bear in mind that you have forfeited the pole position and must keep your sights on the Latin-American market.

    • Justice and Truth
      July 2, 2012

      @ Winston

      You are so correct. When some people put their hopes and aspirations before certain others, they are quick to criticize, downplay and discourage with their negative words.
      I reside in Toronto and I have experienced this more than once from a few people, certain fellow Dominicans, more than I thought existed.
      Life is a learning process. Those who project that they are not operating in your personal, best interest and/or are envious, you know, with your ambition, they do not want you to be better off than they are. The best thing to do is speak to and consult those who, hopefully are in a position to be partners and to help you.
      Experience is a good teacher. Therefore, I have decided that when I plan to do something, purchase anything or to undertake something different, never to inform such people about it and not until it has come to fruition and is complete. Because of their attitude, they have lost out. This is the best thing to do. May this be a lesson to those who are considering any endeavor. We need more positive people and encouraging ones in the world, even our very own people.

    July 1, 2012



  24. Jayson
    July 1, 2012

    When people finally understand the benefits of this virgin coconut oil this business will definitely sky rocket.

    You can’t go wrong with this product.

    • Justice and Truth
      July 2, 2012

      @ Jayson

      They are finding out, thanks to the Internet. I also read on a Canadian Website, ‘Best Health’, the benefits of coconut oil.

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