Blog

Microfinance in the field

RSS Feed
  1. Showcasing cooperatives

    November 1, 2012 - by Blanca Méndez - 0 comments

    oikocredit-stand.jpg

    Blanca Méndez is in Manchester for the kick-off of the Oikocredit Roadshow 2012 on Cooperatives during Cooperatives United, the international event and exhibition which officially marks the closure of the International Year of Cooperatives.

    Tags:

    Read more Read more
  2. Community-owned dairy company makes quality leap

    September 21, 2012 - by Ging Ledesma - 0 comments

    p1080919-cover.jpg

    The story begins in 1951 with twelve Quaker families leaving Alabama (US) and settling in Monteverde. Two families used their experience in dairy production to establish the Productores de Monteverde dairy company in 1953 with nine shareholders and two employees. Two years later, the Quaker community taught other community members how to produce milk. Horses and ox-drawn carts brought milk to the factory which processed about 400 litres per day.

    Tags:

    Read more Read more
  3. Coffee & Coops: High standards gain committed buyers

    July 6, 2012 - by Günter Jansen - 0 comments

    don-panchito-380-200.jpg

    Today we got a chance to speak with individual farmers. Two hundred of the coffee farmers that are members of COCAFCAL practice 'micro-lot production'. This means that a buyer is interested in coffee produced by one single coffee farmer so there is no modification of taste through blending.

    Tags: ,

    Read more Read more
  4. Coffee & Coops: Fair Trade & Organic premiums mean security for farmers

    July 5, 2012 - by Günter Jansen - 0 comments

    Arriving at our destination was not easy. From Tegucigalpa, Honduras’ capital it took us another 30 minutes by plane to San Pedro Sula in the north and then four hours by car on a shaky road into the mountains where the coffee grows.

    Tags: ,

    Read more Read more
  5. Off to Casamance

    February 11, 2012 - by Blanca Méndez - 0 comments

    cap.jpg

    The introductory meeting is the official kick-off of the study tour. After a round of introductions, Mariam, Sambou, and Aïda gave an overview of the region and country regarding the general situation, Oikocredit operations and social performance activities.

    Tags:

    Read more Read more
  6. Discovering Dakar

    February 9, 2012 - by Blanca Méndez - 0 comments

    Dakar International Airport

    With two suitcases with clothes, materials and presents for the partners and a laptop bag I took the train to Schiphol airport. 

    Tags: ,

    Read more Read more