Social Impact

Reaching Rural Areas

Helping the largest number of the poorest, an intrinsic goal of Oikocredit, means reaching out to the rural poor. This is because about 70 percent of the world’s poor live in rural areas.

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Responsible Lending & Services

We support our partners in placing client protection on equal footing with financial profit. Our goal is to increase financial inclusion and create benefits for clients, beginning with reducing client vulnerability, and doing so while monitoring client welfare.

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Poverty Measurement

Oikocredit’s ultimate mission is to alleviate poverty. We have positioned ourselves to do so by choosing partners who have demonstrated effective outreach to the world’s working poor. But in order to understand and evaluate their actual outreach, we must first measure it.

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Regional volunteer groups

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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.
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