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Why volunteer groups?

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.


Strong social and sustainable results for impact investor, Oikocredit

tpc-spmresults-option1.jpgJune 16 2015

Social investor and worldwide cooperative, Oikocredit, today released its social performance results for 2014. The results reflect data reported by 591 of Oikocredit’s partner organizations.

In 2014, Oikocredit’s microfinance partners reached 37 million borrowers, up 32% from 2013. Of those 37 million microfinance borrowers, 86% were women, 50% living in rural areas and 25% active in agriculture. Oikocredit social performance and credit analysis director, Ging Ledesma, said the results showed Oikocredit’s commitment to social and environmental outcomes. “In 2014, we focussed on growing our outreach in low-income countries, particularly to rural and female borrowers,” Ms Ledesma explained. “Over the next two years we’d also like to see over half of all our production and services partners holding a ‘green’ classification”, added Ms Ledesma.

In 2015, Oikocredit will continue its approach of reaching more clients and monitoring the changes in the lives of people reached.

Read the full press release here

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