Prout Research Institute of Venezuela

Quinta Prout (opp. Colegio María Santísima) Calle Monsen Sol con Calle Terepaima, El Marques
1070 Caracas

Ansprechpartner: Dada Maheshvarananda

+58-212-238-8665; +58-426-710-9825


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Progressive Utilization Theory or PROUT is a holistic socio-economic model that is an alternative to both capitalism and communism. Prout is based on the economic self-reliance of every region, cooperatives, ecological preservation and universal ethical and spiritual values.

The Prout Research Insitute of Venezuela (PRIVEN) started in 2006 with an initial focus on cooperatives. It is an independent, not for profit foundation, and it's mission is “to empower all people to improve their quality of life and live in a more just society by fostering the development of worker cooperatives, self-reliant communities, environmental protection, universal ethics and spiritual values.”

The Vision of the Prout Research Institute of Venezuela is to be an independent model institution, recognized in the national and international community for its research, training, conferences and publications. We will study the potential of each area and analyze current policies, applying the dynamic principles of the Progressive Utilization Theory (Prout) to measurably improve the standard of living and the quality of life of the citizens we serve.

Prout's goal is to achieve the maximum, rational and sustainable use of natural resources as well as to develop the physical, mental and spiritual potential of people for the ever progressive well-being of all living beings. The Institute will develop specific proposals that promote land, fiscal and monetary reforms and other positive initiatives. We are dedicated to working cooperatively with other governmental and non-governmental organizations in Venezuela, Latin America and the world for the country’s integral and sustainable development.

We believe that all people deserve:
• The right to live in dignity with the minimum requirements guaranteed: food, clothing, housing, education and medical care.
• The right to an honest job with just wages and a clean, sustainable environment
• The power to make decisions over their own resources, environment and working conditions
• Fair and sustainable trade.

Prout in Practice
PRIVEN will offer training, consulting, research and evaluation to cooperatives, governmental agencies and non-government community service organizations in Venezuela. Its training programs include: leadership skills development; personal character development; and, cooperatives from A-Z, including starting, managing, decision making, financial controls, local and national federations.

Since 2000, the non-profit community center Centro Madre has been serving five impoverished rural villages near San Jose, Barlovento with education, health, agriculture and economic development projects. In addition, every year Centro Madre has celebrated Christmas and Children's Day by organizing dramas, theater, music, games, dance, and handicraft activities in the villages. These programs are designed to help people realize that, in spite of adverse and sometimes traumatic circumstances in their lives caused by poverty, violence and discrimination, they have the power to transform themselves and learn to use their full potential.

Dada Maheshvarananda is the Director of the Prout Research Institute of Venezuela.

For other net participants we can offer an expert guidance through trained staff, give an expert opinion, procure expert information and establish new contacts in the field of our work.