Social impact

Oikocredit is a pioneering social impact investor and worldwide cooperative promoting sustainable development since 1975.

Oikocredit’s goal is to improve the lives of low-income people and communities in Africa, Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean. We do this by increasing access to financing and non-financial support, such as capacity building, for the organisations we fund, our partners.

Our partners, in turn, provide similar support and opportunities to their clients, suppliers, members and employees.

Careful selection, screening and monitoring of the partners we work with is central to our approach. We seek alignment on values and social goals. We monitor and support partners in achieving these goals throughout their relationship with Oikocredit.

The impact created includes opportunities for low-income people to increase their income, savings and insurance coverage, stronger businesses, and access to resources to invest in a sustainable future for themselves and their families.

We prioritise social impact while safeguarding the environment and aiming to generate fair financial returns.