Tree plantings mark Oikocredit’s 40th anniversary

Tree planting Kenya hands 150 x 226 .jpg11/18/15 Last week trees were planted in the Netherlands, Kenya and India to mark Oikocredit’s 40th anniversary, in ceremonies that were attended by Oikocredit employees from around the globe. The tree ... full story

Update on Philippine operations

tes-pilapil.jpg10/20/15 The Philippines has been hit by yet another devastating typhoon. On Sunday 18 October, typhoon Koppu (also known as Lando in the Philippines) made landfall near the town of Casiguran on the island... full story

Impact study on agriculture partner, SEKEM

SEKEM report09/14/15 In September 2014, Oikocredit initiated an impact evaluation study on its Egyptian agricultural partner, SEKEM. The study was coordinated by Oikocredit International in close cooperation with ... full story

Preparing for disaster and the effects of climate change

drrm-relief-philippines-occci.jpg09/10/15 Natural disasters affect everybody; however low-income earners are generally the ones that suffer the most. The Philippines is the third highest country at risk for natural disasters next to ... full story

Meeting the demand for sustainable agri-business

coagrosol-brazil-agriculture-470pixels.png09/02/15 Around 75% of people living on less the US$ 2 a day reside in rural areas, depending on agriculture as their main source of income. A growing world population and the effects of climate change are... full story

Future bright for Manduvirá’s sugar refinery

manduvira-paraguay-02-470pixels.png08/26/15 Cooperativa de Producción Agroindustrial, Ahorro y Crédito Manduvirá Ltda (Manduvirá) is an Oikocredit partner and cooperative producing organic and fair trade sugar in Paraguay. It operates out ... full story

Coffee and Reconciliation in Rwanda

coffee-rwanda-02-470pixels.png08/19/15 By Ging Ledesma In the Rusizi district of south-west Rwanda, Jean Bosco Ngabonziza, a nurse fondly known as ‘Nurse Bosco’, is a well-known and well-respected member of his community. After the ... full story

Organic and fair trade honey in Mexico

Miel Mexicana small.png07/30/15 Miel Mexicana Volcán Popocatepetl SC de RL (Miel Mexicana) is an agricultural cooperative focused on the production of organic and fair trade honey. The cooperative was established in 2002 by 35 ... full story

Cooperative banking in El Salvador

07/28/15 Banco Izalqueño de los Trabajadores Sociedad Cooperativa de RL de CV (Banco Izalqueño) is a regulated cooperative bank specialising in financing micro, small and medium enterprises as well as ... full story

Agricultural alliance, CSAF, provides over $500M in loans

agriculture-brazil.jpg07/17/15 In April 2014, seven social lenders — Alterfin, Oikocredit, Rabobank, responsAbility Investments AG, Root Capital, the Shared Interest Society and Triodos Investment Management teamed up to form ... 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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