This year Oikocredit celebrates its 40th anniversary as a cooperative - 40 years of lending investors’ capital to partner organisations, in order to help disadvantaged people in developing countries build their businesses, support their families, sustain their communities and help protect the planet.
Susan Gottshall, Oikocredit USA Board Member and Associate Executive Director for Communications at American Baptist Home Missions Society, participated in the 2014 AGM in Piura, Peru. Here are her first impressions. Her series on the AGM can be found here.
Today we got a first-hand look at fair trade, organic cocoa production at a farmer-owned coop in the Dominican countryside. And we have the photos to prove it!