Press releases

Fintech Avanti Finance raises US$ 26 million in Series A funding round led by Oikocredit and others

08 April 2021 Social impact investor Oikocredit’s investment in Avanti Finance will help accelerate credit and other financial products to 100 million unserved and underserved households in India. full story

Oikocredit invests in Banco Caribe to promote sustainable development of SMEs in Dominican Republic

01 April 2021 The worldwide cooperative’s investment is the first international private subordinate loan that Banco Caribe has obtained. full story

Oikocredit’s annual results reflect resilience and solidarity

30 March 2021 Amersfoort, the Netherlands – Social impact investor and worldwide cooperative Oikocredit today published its annual results for 2020. While the effects of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic had implications for the cooperative’s income, assets and portfolio, business continuity is secure thanks to the loyalty of its investors. full story

Oikocredit invests € 7 million to support smallholder cocoa producers in Côte d’Ivoire

17 December 2020 Amersfoort, the Netherlands – Social impact investor Oikocredit has provided loans to two cocoa cooperatives and one exporter in Côte d’Ivoire. The three credit lines will help export the 2020-21 cocoa production for up to 35,000 smallholder farmers. full story

Oikocredit expands its commitment to Mexican SMEs with investment in Aspiria

08 December 2020 Social impact investor Oikocredit has acquired a minority stake in Aspiria, an online SME lender in Mexico full story

Mirjam ‘t Lam joins Oikocredit as Director of Finance & Risk

09 November 2020 Amersfoort, the Netherlands – Mirjam ‘t Lam is joining social impact investor and worldwide cooperative Oikocredit as Director of Finance & Risk, effective 16 November 2020. She joins Oikocredit ... full story

Oikocredit invests in Brazilian fintech BizCapital as part of a USD 15 million funding round

27 October 2020 Social impact investor Oikocredit has acquired a minority stake in BizCapital, a leading online SME lender in Brazil full story

Oikocredit, Karongi and Muganza Kivu Tea Factories to produce two million high-quality tea seedlings in Rwanda

06 October 2020 Most of the funding for this project comes from investors from Oikocredit’s West German Support Association, showing yet again how close smallholder farmers are to Oikocredit investors’ hearts. full story

Oikocredit invests USD 5 million in M-KOPA to support growth of solar energy in Africa

21 July 2020 With this loan, M-KOPA is able to provide electricity and mobile connections to 10,000 households in Africa full story

Oikocredit exits its investment in Fairtrade chocolate company Divine Chocolate

17 June 2020 Social impact investor Oikocredit has supported Divine since 2006 as it expanded its footprint from the United Kingdom to the USA full story

Oikocredit revises dividend proposal

06 May 2020 Social impact investor and worldwide cooperative Oikocredit has revised its dividend proposal for 2019 from 1% to 0%. full story

Oikocredit reports positive results and partner satisfaction

19 March 2020 Amersfoort, the Netherlands – Social impact investor and worldwide cooperative Oikocredit today published its annual results for 2019. The cooperative has made good headway in streamlining its business model, maintained investor confidence and received positive feedback from the organisations it finances. full story

Oikocredit invests € 1 million in African Clean Energy (ACE) to support clean cooking and rural electricity access in sub-Saharan Africa

12 March 2020 Amersfoort, the Netherlands – Social impact investor Oikocredit has made a € 1 million convertible loan to African Clean Energy, a Certified B Corporation and social enterprise, to support the expansion of business operations in Uganda. full story

Oikocredit exits its investment in Zambian fish farm Yalelo

10 December 2019 Social impact investor Oikocredit has supported Yalelo since 2014 as it became Africa’s largest sustainable aquaculture company. full story

Ugandan tea processor secures USD 3.15 million investment

01 October 2019 Utrecht/Amersfoort, the Netherlands - Solidaridad has facilitated USD 3.15 million of financing for Ugandan tea processor Kayonza Tea Factory in the form of a long-term loan from social impact ... full story

Colombian fintech Sempli raises USD 8 million in Series A round led by Oikocredit and Incofin CVSO

24 September 2019 Leading online lender for Colombian small businesses Sempli reaches USD 24 million in fundraising after 2.5 years of operations full story

Oikocredit signs KES 1 billion equity investment in Credit Bank

29 August 2019 UPDATE: The deal was not pursued further as of late 2019.

Nairobi, Kenya – Credit Bank PLC has signed a KES 1 billion equity investment with social impact investor Oikocredit today. The investment, which is subject to regulatory approvals, will see Oikocredit take a minority stake in Credit Bank full story

Oikocredit invests in Latin American responsible specialty coffee trader Caravela

22 May 2019 The Netherlands / United Kingdom – Social impact investor Oikocredit has closed a US$ 4.7 million investment in Caravela Coffee, a specialty coffee trader that sources coffee in Latin America using direct trade principles. full story

Oikocredit invests in fintech KU-BO FINANCIERO, S.A. DE C.V., S.F.P. (Ku-Bo) to support people in Mexico without access to financial services

02 May 2019 Amersfoort, the Netherlands / Mexico City, Mexico – Social impact investor Oikocredit has provided financing to Ku-Bo, a Mexican fintech specialised in crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending aimed at individuals within the medium and low socio-economic sector of the population with limited access to credit. full story

Oikocredit’s portfolio and member capital grow as it implements updated strategy

27 March 2019 Amersfoort, the Netherlands – Social impact investor and worldwide cooperative Oikocredit today published its annual results for 2018. Despite 2018 being a year of change for Oikocredit, the cooperative’s net income after taxation improved compared to 2017 with both lendable funds and the development financing portfolio showing growth. full story