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Meeting the demand for sustainable fish

yalelo-news-item-01.jpg01/11/16 In September 2014, Oikocredit made its first equity investment of US$ 2.5 million in Yalelo Ltd, a sustainable aquaculture company in Zambia. Yalelo farms tilapia in Lake Kariba which is then sold... full story

First securitization deal for off-grid solar in Africa

david-ten-kroode.jpg01/05/16 At the end of 2015, Oikocredit and BBOXX, a British-based solar energy provider, announced that they had teamed up to fund the distribution and financing of solar technology for low-income households in Kenya. full story

Letter from our managing director

david-woods-Q42015-newsletter.png12/21/15 Dear valued stakeholders, With 2015 almost at a close, it’s a good time not only to reflect on the year’s achievements, but also look forward to what 2016 may bring. This year was one of steady ... full story

Indian water and sanitation initiative a success

belstar-india-news-item.jpg12/15/15 In 2011, Oikocredit’s Indian subsidiary, Maanaveeya, and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) jointly funded a US$ 1 million Sustainable Financing for Safe Drinking Water, Sanitation and Renewable Energyproject (known as WATSAN). full story

Building up Oikocredit’s equity portfolio

Bart van Eyk 267 x 107.jpg12/09/15 In August 2015, Oikocredit welcomed a new member to the management team, Bart van Eyk. As the equity and business development director, Bart is responsible for building-up and managing the equity ... full story

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

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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