The 00s

Tor G. Gull steps in as managing director. The UN adopts the Millennium Development Goals, which include many of Oikocredit’s aims such as gender equality and poverty reduction. The close of the decade sees Oikocredit awarded CGAP’s social performance award for transparency and innovation: a major industry honour.

2009

Máxima and Shobha Arola Oikocredit celebrates the fact that it has disbursed 1 billion euros of funds. More

2008

Divine Chocolate Oikocredit announces 2008 as the Year of Fair Trade and emphasizes its support for fair trade organizations through loans, credit lines, equity investments and guarantees. More

2006

Tor Gull and Muhammad Yunus Muhammad Yunus and Grameen Foundation are awarded the Nobel Peace prize for creating economic and social development from below. More

2005

Maxima in Kenya 2005 is named the Year of Microcredit by the United Nations. More

2001

Tor G. Gull Tor G. Gull takes over from Gert van Maanen as Oikocredit's fourth managing director. More

2000

Meeting the Pope The UN develops and adopts the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to be achieved by 2015. More

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