Press releases

Symbiotics and Oikocredit invest US$ 30.8 million in ETG to support West Africa cocoa and cashew value chains

17 November 2021 The loan will help create an additional 200 jobs and support the work of 70,000 smallholder farmers in Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana and Nigeria full story

Mirjam ‘t Lam appointed as Managing Director of Oikocredit

16 November 2021 Amersfoort, the Netherlands. Social impact investor Oikocredit has appointed Mirjam ‘t Lam as its new Managing Director, effective 1 December 2021. full story

Oikocredit strengthens its financial inclusion portfolio with an investment in Union des Caisses de Credit Mutuel du Sénégal

03 November 2021 The loan will develop CMS’ lending portfolio, focusing on rural and agricultural income-generating activities full story

Opportunity International and Oikocredit announce US $100 million impact investment agreement to advance the education sector in low-income countries

01 November 2021 Program expected to benefit up to an estimated 1.6 million children.
Unique collaboration will increase access to capital for schools and families with students in Africa, India, and Latin America. full story

Oikocredit investment in Valency Agro Nigeria will create jobs and improve farmers’ livelihoods

27 October 2021 Cashew nut value chain to receive a boost from Oikocredit’s first agricultural loan in Nigeria full story

New Oikocredit investment in Fundación Génesis Empresarial, Guatemala's leading microfinance institution

20 October 2021 Stable and successful Central American microfinance institution helps low-income rural clients and their families improve lives with microfinance services and training. full story

Oikocredit signs major new loan guarantee agreement with African Guarantee Fund

08 October 2021 The new agreement will support Oikocredit’s portfolio growth in Africa. full story

Sidian Bank signs a deal with Oikocredit to support SMEs in Kenya

22 September 2021 Nairobi, Kenya (22 September 2021) - Sidian Bank, a mid-tier bank focusing on SMEs in Kenya, has signed a KES 990 million deal with the Netherlands based social impact investor, Oikocredit. full story

Oikocredit invests USD 500,000 in Victory Empowerment Centre to support women entrepreneurs in Nigeria

10 September 2021 Amersfoort, the Netherlands – Social impact investor Oikocredit invested USD 500,000 in Victory Empowerment Centre, an NGO focused on improving the living conditions of disadvantaged women through innovative and flexible microfinance services. full story

Oikocredit appoints new Regional Equity Manager for Asia

19 August 2021 Amersfoort, the Netherlands – Social impact investor and worldwide cooperative Oikocredit has appointed Anirudh Sarda as Equity Manager for investments in Asia. In this new role, Anirudh will ... full story

Oikocredit invests € 1.6 million in Comafruits to support Mali mango value chain

03 August 2021 The loan to the mango processing company will sustain up to 500 jobs and support the work of 3,000 mango farmers in Southern Mali full story

PowerGen partners with Oikocredit and others to connect 55,000 people to electricity in rural Nigeria

22 July 2021 PowerGen, the leading developer in Africa of on-grid and off-grid distributed energy, has secured long term project financing to connect 55,000 people to electricity in rural Nigeria from ... full story

Oikocredit appoints new Regional Equity Managers for Latin America and Africa

08 July 2021 Amersfoort, the Netherlands – Social impact investor and worldwide cooperative Oikocredit has appointed two new Equity Managers, Valeria Gelsi and Sébastien Rigaud, with responsibility ... full story

Oikocredit invests € 2.3 million in Fin’Elle to support women entrepreneurs in Côte d'Ivoire

24 June 2021 Oikocredit’s loan to Fin’Elle will help provide microfinance and mesofinance loans to 10,000 households in Côte d'Ivoire full story

Oikocredit invests USD 2.5 million in Grace and Mercy to expand lending to women in rural communities across Nigeria

10 June 2021 This is Oikocredit’s first loan to Grace and Mercy Households Improvement Initiative.The investment will support low-income communities, especially women entrepreneurs, across Nigeria full story

Oikocredit invests USD 10 million in FCMB Limited to support Nigerian SMEs and agricultural enterprises

03 June 2021 This is Oikocredit’s first investment in the bank, which aims to support low-income communities by increasing its lending to SMEs and agricultural enterprises during the Covid-19 pandemic. full story

Oikocredit invests € 1.5 million in Cavica to support smallholder cashew producers

27 May 2021 This is the cashew cooperative’s first international loan, which will support the work of 4,900 farmers in the northern rural areas of Côte d'Ivoire full story

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