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Study tour heads to India

470px-bifpl-in-1917-01.jpg02/11/15 This year Oikocredit’s annual study tour will head to India. Groups of volunteers, members and investors will travel across southern and eastern India to visit Oikocredit partners. The tour will begin in Hyderabad and then split into groups that will travel for seven days from 15 to 21 February. full story

Senegalese village cooperative benefits from Oikocredit’s support

adu-sn-01-470-pixels.jpg01/08/15 Association des Usagers de Thielène (Adu Thielène) is a farmer’s cooperative with more than 300 members in the village of Thielène, Senegal. The cooperative was established in 1960 to provide ... full story

Season’s greetings from Oikocredit

manos-del-uruguay-01.jpg12/23/14 Thank you for your commitment to making the world a better place! We wish you warmest season’s greetings with peace, happiness and joy for the coming year. Alicia's story full story

Letter from our managing director

David Woods in the field12/22/14 Dear valued stakeholders, With 2014 almost at an end, it’s a good time not only to reflect on the year’s achievements, but also to look forward to what 2015 may bring for us. We’ve had a good year... full story

Oikocredit mourns Mme Botti’s passing

madame-botti.png12/16/14 David Woods, managing director of Oikocredit International, announced today, “It is with sadness we announce the sudden passing of our friend and partner Lou Mezo Rosalie Botti, affectionately ... full story

Investing in clean energy

david-ten-kroode.jpg12/09/14 In 2013, Oikocredit amended its investment guidelines to incorporate environmental criteria. In mid-2014 Oikocredit welcomed renewable energy financing expert, David ten Kroode, who will build-up and manage the renewable energy portfolio in conjunction with our regional offices. With a set strategy and a few deals now done, we spoke with David about how and where he will build-up the portfolio and why the renewable energy sector is a good fit for Oikocredit. full story

A people, planet, profit investment fund

470px-ecoenterprises-1765-cr-01.jpg11/26/14 As a social investor, Oikocredit invests directly in organizations as well as a small number of social or sustainable funds. One of Oikocredit’s sustainable investments is in EcoEnterprises Fund, ... full story

Update on Ebola in West Africa

11/26/14 Despite the ongoing Ebola epidemic in West Africa, which has now spread to Mali, Oikocredit’s operations in the region remain unaffected by the virus. Mali, the newest country to be caught up in ... full story

Oikocredit expands funding to renewable energy projects

david-ten-kroode-square.jpg11/18/14 Social investor and worldwide cooperative, Oikocredit, has created a new unit dedicated to investing in renewable energy projects across Latin America, Africa and Asia. full story

Microfinance partners honoured in the Philippines

awards-winners-25th-anniversary-ph.jpg11/17/14 Oikocredit partners and peers in the Philippines were honoured with awards in special recognition for their outstanding social and financial transformations. The awards were presented during the ... full story

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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