Development Approach

Double Bottom Line

Oikocredit boasts a dual return on its investments – our bottom line is both financially and socially responsible

Double Bottom Line Approach

Selecting our Partners

Oikocredit's partners are the organizations we fund through loans and equity, selected using rigorous social and financial performance screening tools

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Building Local Capacity

Our capacity building grant program targets partner in need of extra support to build infrastructure, expand client outreach, or improve data collection

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Applying ESG

Oikocredit's monitoring of its partners social performance includes consideration of Environmental, Social, and Governance strategies, also known as ESG.

Applying ESG

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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