Criteria

Direct Oikocredit financing is available to organizations and groups. We reach individuals at the grassroots level indirectly through our financing of microfinance institutions and cooperatives.

In considering an organization’s application for credit assistance, we look for partners that:

  • create jobs and income for disadvantaged groups
  • are cooperatives, financal institutions or small to medium enterprises
  • have women in influential positions such as in management 
  • are environmentally sustainable and respect animal welfare
  • have suitable management in place and are (or can soon become) financially sustainable
  • have a clear need for foreign investment