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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.


Kuapa Kokoo US Tour 2013

Kuapa KokooMonday April 29 2013 15:57

Members of Kuapa Kokoo, Christiana Adusei and Afriye Kwesi Boateng will travel from Ghana to the US to visit 5 cities across the country and to share their stories with Oikocredit investors, fair trade supporters, and chocolate enthusiasts alike. Dates and cities are posted here - more details about events in your area are coming soon.

Learn more about Christiana Adusei and Afriye Kwesi Boateng

Washington, DC - April 29

The Fair Trade Value Chain: from Investor to Farmer to Shelf

  • When: Monday April 29th from 6 – 8 pm
  • Where: **NEW LOCATION!** Mary Graydon Center, Room 200
    American University - 4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016
    Located just off Massachusetts Avenue, in front of the Erich Freidheim Quadrangle

This event is free and open to the public! Light refreshments will be served.        

Register now

Kuapa Kokoo is one of the most successful cocoa cooperatives in the world, and it is 100% farmer-owned.

This will be a very special opportunity to speak to two farmers from Kuapa Kokoo, learn about the success of their cooperative model, and understand the importance of the fair trade value chain.

Your registration will automatically entitle you to participate in Oikocredit USA's investment gift certificate raffle! Please note, this is applicable only to those residing in states where online investments are sold.

Media, PA - May 1

New York City - May 2 & 3

Private Investor Reception with National Director Sharlene Brown

  • When: Thursday, May 2nd

For more details please email

Panel Discussion with Kuapa Kokoo Farmers hosted by NYU

  • When: Friday, May 3rd at 3:00 pm
  • Where: NYU Stern – Kaufman Management Center, 2nd Floor, Room 2-60, 44,W. 4th Street, New York

This event is free and open to the public.

Chicago, IL - May 6

Kuapa Kokoo: Producer Perspective on Cooperative Development in Ghana

  • When: May 6th at 7:00 pm
  • Where: Northwestern University - 620 Library Place, Evanston, IL

This event is free and open to the public.

Register now

In Chicago, you can also join us at World Fair Trade Day on May 7th at Daley Place.

Seattle, WA - May 9

Empowered by Chocolate

  • When: May 9th at 6:45 - 8:30 pm
  • Where: The World Wine VIP Lounge, 400 NE 45th Street, Seattle, WA

This event is free and open to the public.

Register now

Please join us for an evening with Kuapa Kokoo, a farmer's cooperative in Ghana, that supplies the cocoa for the Divine chocolate on our supermarket shelves. What does it take to get Fair Trade cocoa into the hands of Northwestern Americans?

Every link in the value chain plays an important role, including the farmer, buyer, manufacturer, consumer, as well as fair financing mechanisms operating throughout.

This is a rare opportunity to meet representatives from every step in that value chain for one of Seattle's favorite products: chocolate.

Get in touch

National Support Office - Canada and US
700 – 2 Bloor St. West
Toronto ON Canada M4W 3E2
workT: 416 996 2392