July 12, 2019 — SEATTLE, WA — Oikocredit US announced today that its board of directors has hired Matt Eldridge as Interim Executive Director to guide the organization’s next phase of development and lead a national search for its first permanent Executive Director.
Last month, members of Oikocredit International and Oikocredit support associations gathered in Ghent, Belguim to meet, connect, and share updates on the organization and our partners. Two of our American Oikocredit US board members traveled to Belgium as participants, and below is an account from board member Katelyn Haas-Conrad on her takeaways from the conference.
El Salvador may be the smallest country in Central America, but it has the fourth largest economy in the region. Microfinance institutions like Oikocredit partner ENLACE (Servicios Financieros Enlace SA de CV) support clients with small loans to start or grow a business, help with home improvements and disaster relief, and provide capacity building trainings.