As a rural development corporation, we exist to strengthen integrated business platforms for small and medium-sized rural entrepreneurs.
In a context of equity and transparency, our mission is to create an environment of trust that incentivizes and generates investment as a realistic and sustainable response to the issue of poverty.
Our values are based on a Christian attitude of service, stewardship and entrepreneurship:
- Attitude of change.
- Professionalism and excellence.
- Honesty and transparency.
- Discipline and ethics.
- Responsible and entrepreneurial management.
- Spirit of service.
PAC’s government structure is rooted and maintained in a system that ensures balanced participation and representation of local members, professionals linked to rural, sustainable development and Christian leaders. Our system of participation guarantees the development and implementation of a collective vision according to the needs, potential and expectations of the target group.
The General Assembly is the body that discusses and approves the association’s strategic and operational framework, plans and policies, which orient strategy implementation. Members make decisions in accordance with the original principles, vision and mission while considering the current context. The General Assembly consists of permanent members and representatives of PAC’s members who are organized in Self-Managed Groups for Economic Development (GADEs).
Board of Directors
This body directs and monitors compliance with the policies and strategies approved by the General Assembly. The Board of Directors has the capacity to formulate proposals and resolutions to be approved by the core of the General Assembly. Seven members make up the Board of Directors: president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, comptroller and two chairpersons.
During Regional Meetings, producer representatives have an opportunity to elect delegates for the General Assembly. The elected officials go on to discuss and agree upon policies particular to their respective contexts.
Self-Managed Groups for Economic Development (GADEs) are established geographically (in each community) and comprise producers and small, rural entrepreneurs. Three representatives, who make up the Board of Leaders, coordinate GADE meetings. Through the GADE structure, consistent with the strategies and plans approved by the General Assembly, the GADE members organize their business platforms.
GADEs are made up of members who each make a conscious and voluntary decision to join the organization. Individuals become members to actively participate in the business platforms and engage in a balanced exchange of required commitments and received benefits. PAC’s goal is to promote a culture of responsibility and service among members that results in direct benefits to each member’s business and community