About Us

We are Coopealianza

Coopealianza is the Savings and Credit cooperative that believes in work, effort and human development, with a balance between financial and social.

With the support of its associates, the Cooperative has established itself as a leader in the financial system, with a presence throughout the country, creating employment opportunities, stepping firmly into the future.

At 50 years old, he has consolidated himself at the national level, has 50 offices, located in 34 cantons and 7 provinces, which has allowed him to positively influence the quality of life of the communities.

Our story

The history of Coopealianza arises from August 22, 1971, when a group of 1.175 associates, with a great vision, managed to merge two small cooperatives that were located in San Isidro de El General, Coopehosani and Coopezel. This union marked what would be the fate of Coopealianza, the company that registers the largest number of mergers and takeovers in our country.

In 1971, Coopealianza stood out for offering its associates savings and credit products that were complemented by agricultural supplies and household items, with the limitation that located its only point of service in the San Isidro district of El General.

In 1972, Coopealianza's services expanded, as a new office was located in the Pejibaye district of Pérez Zeledón, by merging Coopeji. During these first years, Coopealianza began to consolidate in the canton of Pérez Zeledón by offering quality services and products. Within this consolidation process, by 1978 it merged with Coopeplatanares located in the Platanares district.

The need to grow and consolidate continued, that is how in 1993 it merged with Coopegolfo, which allows it to position itself as the financial entity of the Southern Zone.

The new millennium brought new strategic alliances that allowed other cooperatives to join the process. In 2000, he did it with Coopecolón from the Ciudad Colón community. Four years later it merges with Coopecorrales, a cooperative in the canton of Poás, in the province of Alajuela.

Not neglecting growth and openness to change, in 2004 the Nicoya Teachers' Cooperative, Coopmani, decided to join Coopealianza. In 2005, Coopenaranjo is part of this great alliance and in 2013, Coopealianza coverage reaches the canton of Greece through the merger by absorption with Coopetacares.

Continuing with its growth process in 2015, it successfully concluded the merger process with Coopeacosta, a cooperative located in the canton of Acosta. Through this merger, the motto was consolidated: Border to Border!

Coopealianza is currently a cooperative with a national presence. It is the result of a project under construction, where there are no heroes or heroines, but the product of 50 years of efforts, dedication, work and stories of many.

The successes achieved are not the result of chance, but of the combination of different elements, such as strategic planning, teamwork, a clear vision of growth and clear objectives aimed at achieving goals.

The Everyone's Cooperative is a robust and solid entity, which has managed to develop the potential of the company and its workers, based on three components: social, economic and environmental, through proactive leadership.

Our culture

The commitment to the present and the future with our associates is based on the following principles:

Our Mission

We build lasting alliances, giving mind and heart, with each of the services we provide.

Share capital

Being part of Coopealianza gives you great benefits

As a cooperative company, group union is sought to access better conditions in financial products and services. Just by contributing 5.000 colones per month to the Capital Stock you will have:

• Savings systems.
• Credit options.
• Complementary products.
• Benefits: Funeral Service and Retail Discounts.
• Virtual payment methods for greater comfort and offices at your service throughout the entire national territory.

With your contribution to monthly Social Capital in Coopealianza, you will be able to build in favor of your future and be part of the leading Cooperative on an associative basis at the national level.

Our Vision

To be the preferred financial institution of the associates, due to the service experience, transparency and accountability of the people who govern and manage, to guarantee sustainability and permanence.

Human talent

Human talent is our greatest value

At Coopealianza, its collaborators are its greatest asset, which is why it continues to grow and invests in its integral development. Today there are around 800 workers throughout the country, mainly present in the urban-rural areas of Costa Rica.

As a cooperative financial entity, we believe in being good by nature and we continue to grow hand in hand with effort, commitment and hard work, building for our country.

Representative Bodies

Board of directors

The Board of Directors is the depositary of the authority of the General Assembly and the organ that is in charge of the superior direction of the social operations, the setting of its policies and the establishment of regulations required for the direction of Coopealianza RL

It is made up of seven proprietary board members and two alternates, who are elected by the General Assembly for three-year terms, alternately, and may be relegated for up to two consecutive terms.

The current Board of Directors of Coopealianza RL is made up of:

Name ID Position
Vinicio Murillo Murillo 1-0857-0749 President
Erick Valverde Obando 1-0981-0011 Vice President
Bélmer Segura Godínez 1-0755-0375 Secretary
Héctor Monge León 1-0368-0237 Member I
Olger Rodríguez Montero 6-0153-0653 Member III
Kevin Arauz Romero 1-0927-0244 Member IV

Surveillance Committee

The Vigilance Committee is the body responsible for the supervision, supervision and control of the Cooperative. The fulfillment of their tasks does not imply intervention in the functions of the Council, Committees and Management. It is made up of five members, whose appointment corresponds to the General Assembly, for periods of three years, alternately, and may be re-elected for two consecutive periods.

The Vigilance Committee is made up of:

Name ID Position
Greivin Mora Gómez 1-0825-0945 President
María Eugenia Céspedes Navas 6-0257-0244 Vice President
Michael Granados Valverde 1-0915-0609 Secretary
María Eugenia Lizano Villalobos 1-0631-0098 Member I
Sindy Valverde Umaña 1-0895-0462 Member II

Education and Social Welfare Committee

The purpose of the Education and Social Welfare Committee is to promote cooperative education and strengthen processes related to the Cooperative's social programs.

It is made up of five members whose appointment is under the responsibility of the General Assembly, for a period of three years, alternately and may be relegated for two consecutive periods.

Currently, the members of the Education and Social Welfare Committee are:

Name ID Position
Luis Alberto Castillo Espinoza 1-1233-0085 President
Graciela Camacho Navarro 6-0131-0963 Vice President
Luxinia Rodríguez Jara 1-0627-0597 Secretary
Zaida María Leiva Piedra 1-0781-0477 Member I
Heilyn Flores Campos 1-0722-0120 Member II

electoral Tribunal

The Electoral Tribunal organizes and directs the electoral processes of Coopealianza RL with the exception of its own election, which will be in charge of the one who is presiding over the General Assembly.

The General Assembly designates an Electoral Tribunal, made up of three members elected for periods of three years alternately, each member being able to be relegated for up to two consecutive terms.

This body is made up of:

Name ID Position
Juan Alberto Castro Durán 1-1233-0085 President
Eugenio Bermúdez Núñez 6-0131-0963 Secretary
Corina Barberena Martínez 1-0627-0597 Member