The day before the study tour’s official start is usually the busiest, however it’s a chance to finalise the agenda and itinerary as well as make final logistical arrangements.
Laura Martínez, country manager, gave me a tour of the Oikocredit Dominican Republic (DR) office, proudly showing me their recycling initiatives. The Dominican team also buys recyclable and environmentally-friendly supplies as much as possible. Through various initiatives, all of the offices that are part of the Oikocredit regional development centre Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean have reduced their regional carbon footprint and will continue working hard to reduce it even more. They are most certainly our environmental champions!