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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

Bart van Eyk appointed equity and business development director

bart-van-eyk.png07/07/15 On 1 August, Bart van Eyk will begin as equity and business development director, joining Oikocredit International’s management team. Bart brings extensive international business and leadership ... full story

Oikocredit celebrates its 40th anniversary

fragment-drawing-agm-40thanniversary.png06/23/15 On 11 June, Oikocredit held its 40th anniversary event at Saint Elisabeth’s Church in Berlin-Mitte. Around 300 guests from over 30 countries came together to celebrate the anniversary of a ... full story

Oikocredit and Central Lanera Uruguaya; a long-term partnership

clu-uruguay-news-article-q2-2015.png06/18/15 Since its humble beginnings in 1975, Oikocredit has funded 1,670 partner organizations, disbursing over € 2.1 billion in development financing. Of the many organizations that have partnered with ... full story

Strong social and sustainable results for impact investor, Oikocredit

tpc-spmresults-option1.jpg06/16/15 Social investor and worldwide cooperative, Oikocredit, today released its social performance results for 2014. The results reflect data reported by 591 of Oikocredit’s partner organizations. In ... full story

Wendy Plant: over 30 years of dedicated service

wendy-plant.jpg06/02/15 Wendy Plant has been with Oikocredit for over 30 years, making her Oikocredit’s longest standing employee. Initially joining as an administrative staffer after moving to the Netherlands from her ... 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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