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Oikocredit releases social results for 2015

Cover Social performance report 2015.jpgJune 17 2016

Oikocredit today released its social performance results for 2015 via a press conference in Amsterdam. Oikocredit social performance director and interim managing director, Ging Ledesma, presented the figures to the media, which included the cooperative’s growth in low-income countries up by 22%.

Through Oikocredit’s microfinance partners, 46 million people were reached in 2015. Of those 46 million microfinance clients, 86% were women, 51% were living in rural areas and 28% were active in agriculture.

Oikocredit also supported 91 fair trade organizations in 2015 with investments totalling € 52 million — a 24% increase in Oikocredit’s fair trade portfolio compared to the previous year. In 2015, Oikocredit carried out 140 capacity building engagements, totalling € 1.7 million.

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Download the full Social Performance Report 2015

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