The Kooperatiba Naton started as a church-based cooperative organized primarily to serve the members of Buyuan Christian Center. On June 2004, the members of Buyuan Christian Center in Tigbauan, Iloilo led by Ms. Georgina Basco saw the need of the church members for financial help. She also experienced financial setback herself.
This led her to think of ways how to address this difficulty. Ms. Basco, together with other 24 church members decided to organize a cooperative.