The 80s detail page

1989

Sally Bulatao, 1989 EDCS disburses its 100th loan and pays out its first dividend to investors, proving that investing in developing countries has both social and financial strength. More

1988

AGM Buenos Aires, 1988 The International Share Foundation is created, which allows individuals to invest from anywhere in the world. More

1986

Solidaridad, 1986 EDCS has its first operating profit. More

1985

Doug Brunson, 1985 Douglas Brunson becomes EDCS's (Oikocredit) second managing director. More

1982

Bee-keeping in Turkey, 1982 EDCS (Oikocredit) has 16 project partners in 12 countries, including Turkey and Surinam. More

1981

Oikocredit on the NYT front page, 1981 EDCS features in The New York Times. More

1980

Puno, Peru 1980 EDCS (Oikocredit)’s first Latin American office opens in Peru and in the same year the first loan for the region is disbursed: USD 350,000 to Puno, Peru. More