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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.

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Microfinance in Morocco

alkarama-mr-elmetiouy.jpgMarch 24 2015

Fondation Al Karama pour la microfinance (Al Karama) is a microfinance institution (MFI) in Morocco that provides microloans and technical assistance to primarily women. As one of the oldest MFIs in Morocco, Al Karama operates in six different areas through 41 agencies, including five mobile agencies which are able to reach out to more isolated rural areas. Al Karama has an active client base of 14,300, 67% of whom are women. 

Empowering women

Al Karama is continually empowering women in rural areas through their mission to provide loans to low-income earners, who not only lack access to finance, but are also often discriminated against. Oikocredit disbursed its first loan to Al Karama in October 2014 in the amount of MAD 10 million (€922,000) which it will use to expand its operations while continually empowering women and low-income earners. 

 

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