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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.


Video featuring support for Rwanda's booming coffee sector

Rwanda coffee film.PNGDecember 01 2016

Rusizi Specialty Coffee (RSC) is a coffee export company based in the district of Rusizi, in south-west Rwanda. Rusizi Speciality Coffee works with 2,000 smallholder farmers and three coffee cooperatives to produce high-quality coffee.

Oikocredit partnered with RSC as it provides smallholder coffee farmers and cooperative members with financing and technical assistance. Oikocredit's financial support to RSC included the purchase of a drying mill with the initial loan. Since then, coffee production and output has improved, as have the lives of the cooperative members, the farmers, the farm labourers and transporters.  

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