Press releases

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

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