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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

Cocovico market hall improves women’s lives in Ivory Coast

Zian Lou Bonan is a vendor selling various fruits and vegetables at the Cocovico market in Abidjan, Ivory Coast11/04/14 By providing a loan, Oikocredit not only contributes to improving the lives of numerous female traders in Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), but also making a major contribution to social and economic development in the country. full story

Oikocredit regional offices hold multi-stakeholder events

25th-anniversary-philippines.jpg10/28/14 Last week two Oikocredit regional offices, West Africa and Southeast Asia held events to celebrate their achievements. The West African office, based in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, celebrated its 20th... full story

Micro to medium loans in Mexico

470px-unicreich-mx-1673-01.jpg10/22/14 One of Oikocredit’s latest deals in Q3 was to UNICREICH, a credit union which operates in urban and rural areas in the state of Chiapas in southern Mexico. It provides loans to micro, small and ... full story

Oikocredit’s latest deal in the Philippines

470px-ashi-ph-1798-01.jpg10/22/14 Ahon Sa Hirap Inc. (ASHI) is a microfinance institution in the Philippines, providing microloans as well as other services to women. ASHI’s mission is to empower economically disadvantaged women ... full story

Nigeria and Senegal declared Ebola free

seap-nigeria.jpg10/21/14 Despite the ongoing Ebola epidemic in West Africa, Oikocredit’s operations in the region continue unaffected by the virus. full story

Mariam Dao tours Belgium and Germany

0811-cocovico-carrousel-photo.jpg10/09/14 Oikocredit representative for West Africa, Mariam Dao, has begun her tour of eight cities in Belgium and Germany. During her tour, Ms Dao will showcase Oikocredit's work in her region, in particular its work with agriculture, inclusive finance and women. full story

Oikocredit makes $2.5M investment in Zambian fish farm

yalelo-right-sidebar.jpg09/18/14 Social investor and worldwide cooperative, Oikocredit, this week invested US$ 2.5 million in Yalelo Ltd, a sustainable aquaculture company in Zambia. Yalelo farms tilapia in Lake Kariba which is ... full story

Advancing gender balance

Ylse and Irene-right-sidebar.jpg09/16/14 According to a recent study published by the Grant Thornton International Business Report, the proportion of women in senior roles worldwide has stagnated at 24%. At Oikocredit, the division of ... full story

Banking on a better future

anne-nakawunde.jpg08/27/14 Finance Trust Bank is a Ugandan microfinance bank and Oikocredit partner which was founded in 1984 to give women access to financial services. The bank was founded by a group of women who realised that the reason women were more economically disadvantaged in Uganda was because of their lack of access to financial services. Today the bank has over 200,000 clients, majority of which are female. We spoke with the CEO of Finance Trust Bank, Annet Nakawunde Mulindwa, about the history of the bank and how it continues to empower women 30 years on. 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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