National youth organizations include the Association of Youth Cultural Clubs, Lesotho Scouts Association, Lesotho Work Camps Association, Lesotho Youth Federation, and the Student Representative Council of Lesotho. The Lesotho National Council of Women offers programs and activities to support and promote the development of women. Cooperative unions that are partly government-financed and government-sponsored, consumer cooperatives, artisan cooperatives, and the Progressive Farmers play an important part in economic and social development. There are also more than 100 active agricultural marketing and credit societies. The Red Cross is active in the country.