Oikocredit Support Associations are collectives of volunteers whose members are engaged in promoting Oikocredit’s mission. Volunteer associations are part of a long-standing tradition in Oikocredit’s work. In addition to being active volunteers for Oikocredit, Support Associations are members of the Oikocredit International cooperative.
Oikocredit has two Support Associations based in the US – the Western Pennsylvania Support Association and the Oikocredit Northwest Support Association based in Seattle. Click on the regions to learn more about how you can get involved in your local Support Association.
12/04 In recent years, Oikocredit has focussed on Africa, agriculture and inclusive finance as its strategic investment areas. Oikocredit currently has € 72.5 million invested in Africa across a range of sectors, with the plan for further expansion. So, why Africa and why now? We recently spoke with Oikocredit regional director for East Africa, Judy Ngarachu, and Oikocredit deputy regional manager for West Africa, Yves Komaclo, about Oikocredit’s investments in Africa. full story
Dec 10 01:00 Oikocredit USA Business Development Associate,Stuart Krengel, will serve as a judge on a panel looking at competing CAPSIM MBA students in a simulation. He will briefly speak about the efforts of... full story
In Cambodia, nearly 90% of the population under the poverty line lives in rural areas, where lack of basic infrastructure, education, and productive skills in the countryside have been major causes of the unequitable distribution of Cambodia’s recent economic prosperity. Kredit, an Oikocredit partner, is one of the many Cambodian MFIs working to help combat rural poverty.