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🌐 Oikocredit Live: Unlocking Social Equity Through Financial Inclusion

IMG_8499.JPG29 febrero 2024 An online event on 14 March 2024, 18-19:15 CET.
Join us for an insightful event delving into financial inclusion as a tool for fostering greater social equity. In this online session, we'll explore a holistic approach to financial inclusion, addressing gender issues, the importance of capacity building, and the remarkable work of our partner, Mujeres en Desarrollo Dominicana (Mude), in the Dominican Republic. Seguir leyendo

Oikocredit leads US$ 10 million equity-and-debt seed funding for Mexican fintech YoFio

YoFio logo26 febrero 2024 New investment in YoFio’s digital financial services platform will support growth of inclusive finance in Mexico. Seguir leyendo

What are the benefits of listening to impact investment clients?

ECS image07 febrero 2024 In anticipation of Oikocredit’s annual Client Self-Perception Survey Programme report, a look at how the initiative enables partners to improve services in response to changes in clients’ lives. Seguir leyendo

What can you learn from our new Ethics & Euros podcast?

1706796158691.jpg06 febrero 2024 Changing one woman’s life improves outcomes for her entire community, Finca Peru’s Iris Lanao tells Ethics & Euros podcast host Karen Zwissler. Tune in to find out more. Seguir leyendo

Oikocredit’s € 2.1 million loan to Sofipa to benefit women in rural Mexico

Logo Sofipa.jpg30 enero 2024 New partnership agreement serves micro business in Oaxaca and Guerrero; supports women in underdeveloped rural locations. Seguir leyendo

Blog: The leapfrogging elephant : What India’s digital revolution means for Oikocredit and its partners

Picture3 study tour.jpg24 enero 2024 India’s three-part strategy to grow financial and social inclusion enables microfinance institutions to serve clients quicker, with less risks. It’s digital transformation in action, says Ulrike Haug. Seguir leyendo

US$ 5 million to improve livelihoods and food security in Kenya

_H8A2804.jpg09 enero 2024 New Oikocredit loan will enable Juhudi Kilimo to offer affordable and accessible financing to customers in rural and periurban areas Seguir leyendo

How our cooperative navigated change in 2023 gives me confidence for 2024

Mirjam 't Lam.jpg02 enero 2024 A New Year’s message from Oikocredit Managing Director Mirjam ‘t Lam Seguir leyendo

Oikocredit’s Top 5: our most-read stories of the year

thought-catalog-mmWqrsjZ4Lw-unsplash.jpg22 diciembre 2023 As 2023 draws to a close, we look at the top stories that have attracted the most reader interest. Seguir leyendo

Dutch government pledges € 8 million for data-driven agricultural support in emerging economies

AgriGRADE119 diciembre 2023 Funding for AgriGRADE concept, developed by Oikocredit and others, aims to make cooperatives and agricultural organisations more attractive to farmers and investors. Seguir leyendo

Fostering job creation at SMEs in Baja California

PROCAP logo.jpg18 diciembre 2023 Oikocredit is providing Mexican social enterprise Procap with a loan of
€ 1.07 million so small and medium enterprises can have access to funds Seguir leyendo

Oikocredit supports Ugandan SMEs with funding of € 7.5 million

logo Brac.png14 diciembre 2023 New partnership with Brac Uganda Bank Ltd will help trade, agriculture and transport sectors across the African nation Seguir leyendo

Oikocredit Live: The Evolution and Impact of Microfinance

PROMU-ARG-49.jpg12 diciembre 2023 Exploring the transformative potential of inclusive finance, last month’s Oikocredit Live event brought together experts to shine light on microfinance’s nuances and its far-reaching impact. Seguir leyendo

How Oikocredit partner Weziza is improving access to electricity in Benin

benin-weziza-oiko-lissac11.jpg07 diciembre 2023 Status check: Two and a half years after Oikocredit invested in the off-grid enterprise Weziza, we look at how better access to electricity is supporting economic development in West Africa. New mini-grids have created a positive impact for more than 2,500 households and 15,000 people. Seguir leyendo

Q3 2023 quarterly report: Creating more impact despite headwinds

MBK-ID-44 (5).jpg28 noviembre 2023 Four times a year Oikocredit publishes key facts and figures on the previous quarter. Here we provide our investors and others with additional background context on developments during the third quarter of 2023. Seguir leyendo

Oikocredit invests € 7.5 million in Vista Bank Burkina to support SMEs and educational finance in Africa

logo.gif22 noviembre 2023 Oikocredit is providing a loan of € 7.5 million to support the growth initiatives of Vista Bank Burkina in Burkina Faso. This substantial investment is strategically aimed at fortifying financial ... Seguir leyendo

Oikocredit Live: How Inclusive Finance Works

PROMU-ARG-49-c-Opmeer Reports.jpg20 noviembre 2023 An online event on 23 November 2023 Seguir leyendo

Oikocredit and Aqua for All partnerships to boost community water and sanitation provision in East Africa

water16 noviembre 2023 Joint support for inclusive finance institutions will accelerate low-income Kenyans’ and Ugandans’ access to safe water and sanitation services. Seguir leyendo

Oikocredit, Goodwell Investments and Global Partnerships invest in Good Nature Agro to support southern African smallholder farmers

Good Nature.jpg08 noviembre 2023 Investors commit a combined total of US$ 8.5 million to expand Good Nature Agro’s social impact. Seguir leyendo

Oikocredit invests US$ 2 million in RDG Collective to support solar energy growth in Africa

logo RDG.jpg06 noviembre 2023 RDG Collective will use the loan to provide electricity and mobile connections to thousands more households in Zambia. Seguir leyendo

Oikocredit and Solidaridad sign new partnership to strengthen community development

Solidaridad.jpg31 octubre 2023 Collaboration aims to amplify partners’ impact by working together for a more equitable and sustainable world. Seguir leyendo

Cresol cooperative’s loan helps Brazilian smallholders Silvio and Ivete replant their coffee farm

Logo Cresol.jpg23 octubre 2023 One of Oikocredit’s latest partners in Brazil is Cresol União dos Vales (‘Union of Valleys’), a credit cooperative based in the Ivaí River valley region of Paraná state, close to Brazil’s ... Seguir leyendo

Oikocredit seals partnership with Fortune Credit as European Microfinance Award selects Kenyan MFI as finalist

Fortune Credit.jpg05 octubre 2023 First Oikocredit loan to Fortune Credit coincides with European Microfinance Award’s shortlisting of Kenyan microfinance institution for 2023 prize. Seguir leyendo

USD 26.5 million to bridge energy gaps in sub-Saharan Africa

bill clinton screenshot.png03 octubre 2023 Oikocredit will invest USD 26.5 million towards renewable energy infrastructure in sub-Saharan African communities over the next four years. The funds will go towards energy generating assets and productive use equipment. Seguir leyendo

How impact investing empowers women: Interview with Oikocredit’s Adama Bah

Adama Bah by GENEVIÈVE CHASSÉ portraits.jpg27 septiembre 2023 As we publish Oikocredit’s 2023 Impact Report, Adama Bah, Social Performance Analyst at Oikocredit, shares her insights on women’s leadership and gender diversity in impact investing. Seguir leyendo

Oikocredit Impact Report 2023 indicates we are making a difference at scale

CID-BO-061 (1).jpg20 septiembre 2023 Most comprehensive impact statement to date reports on UN Sustainable Development Goals, capacity building, carbon footprint and more. Seguir leyendo

Financial inclusion: How does Oikocredit select its partners?

Picture2 news item.jpg14 septiembre 2023 Globally, 1.4 billion adults lack access to basic financial services, with the majority being women. Financial inclusion aims to create opportunities for this group of unbanked individuals. Seguir leyendo

Introducing an update to Oikocredit’s Participation Terms

AGM-2019-17.jpg01 septiembre 2023 Oikocredit is updating the terms and conditions that govern investments to reflect the cooperative's new capital-raising model. The update will come into effect on 1 October 2023. Seguir leyendo

Supporting Peruvian MSEs through digital lending

prestamype logo.png24 agosto 2023 Oikocredit joins US$ 5 million Pre-Series A round into Peruvian financial technology company (fintech) Prestamype to support micro and small businesses in Peru. Seguir leyendo

Q2 2023 quarterly report: Results holding up in a challenging context

NORTE-PY-72.jpg23 agosto 2023 Four times a year Oikocredit publishes key facts and figures on the previous quarter. Here we provide our investors and others with additional background context on developments during the second quarter of 2023. Seguir leyendo

Financial inclusion – what is a fair interest rate?

IR article pic 2.jpg17 agosto 2023 When it comes to microlending to vulnerable communities, the question of interest rates often arises. Are the rates that borrowers pay to the lenders fair? Seguir leyendo

Oikocredit, IDB Invest and Cooperativa Jardín Azuayo announce groundbreaking diversity and inclusion social bond

Event IDB-JardinAzuayo.jpg01 agosto 2023 Combined US$ 20 million investment will increase the Ecuadorian savings and credit cooperative’s services for women and low-income entrepreneurs. Seguir leyendo

Oikocredit invests in Witti Finances to support financial inclusion in Côte d’Ivoire

witti logo1.png31 julio 2023 Oikocredit’s € 3 million loan will enable the Ivorian microfinance institution to expand and enhance its financial services. Seguir leyendo

New Oikocredit loan helps light up about 40,000 homes in Côte d'Ivoire

Baobab_Plus_Logo_FullColour_Transparent_RGB.png27 julio 2023 Social enterprise Baobab+ Côte d’Ivoire will expand access to renewable energy and digital products in Africa, with € 1.2 million in new funding from Oikocredit Seguir leyendo

New partnership improves finance for water and sanitation in Cambodia

Chamroeun Microfinance.png18 julio 2023 Oikocredit and Aqua for All are partnering to support Chamroeun Microfinance to develop a loan portfolio for private water operators in Cambodia. This blended finance agreement will help increase the much-needed flow of private capital and accelerate access to water and sanitation in Cambodia’s low-income communities. Seguir leyendo

Oikocredit Live: Combatting Climate Change with Sustainable Solutions for Low-Income Communities

3N5A6926 © Burn.jpg10 julio 2023 The second edition of the Oikocredit Live event series, held on 13 June 2023, turned the spotlight on the pressing issue of climate change and its profound impact on low-income communities. The event featured two Oikocredit partners: Norandino, a cooperative based in Peru that supports sustainable agriculture, and BURN, a Kenya-based organisation that designs, manufactures, and distributes fuel-efficient cooking products. Seguir leyendo

Oikocredit leads US$ 2.5 million extension funding round for Uruguayan fintech partner Bankingly

bankingly logo.png29 junio 2023 This follow-on equity investment reinforces Oikocredit’s commitment to support digital financial services in emerging markets.  Social impact investor Oikocredit has invested US$1.5 million in a ... Seguir leyendo

How impact investing can bridge the MSME funding gap

The Oikocredit Brazil team.jpg27 junio 2023 Micro, small and medium enterprises are essential to the global economy, but they can’t access financial services easily. Here we look at their importance and at how Oikocredit and other impact investors are stepping in to address the problem. Seguir leyendo

Oikocredit and Ueno join forces to promote Paraguayan women’s empowerment

Logo 1 Ueno.png22 junio 2023 € 4.5 million Oikocredit loan will support women-led micro, small and medium enterprises in Paraguay Seguir leyendo

Oikocredit holds 47th annual general meeting

Annual General Meeting.png16 junio 2023 On 9 June 2023, Oikocredit convened its annual general meeting (AGM) in Amersfoort, the Netherlands. Members, member representatives and others joined the meeting in person and virtually from various locations via a virtual conferencing platform and employed an electronic voting mechanism. Seguir leyendo

Unaitas: 30 years of impact investing for success

Logo Unaitas.jfif15 junio 2023 Longstanding Oikocredit partner Unaitas has helped more than 5,000 small and medium businesses and over 50,000 individuals in agriculture and other sectors since the coronavirus outbreak. As they celebrate 30 years of impact investing, we celebrate their story. Seguir leyendo

Enhancing our mission: Mirjam 't Lam on the new way to invest

Mirjam 't Lam.jpg12 junio 2023 Oikocredit recently introduced a new capital-raising model in most of the countries where it attracts investments. The new model allows any eligible individual or organisation to invest directly in the cooperative. Oikocredit's Managing Director, Mirjam 't Lam, shares her insight on how the cooperative's new capital-raising model came to be. Seguir leyendo

Cultivating Prosperity: Kyazanga Farmers' Cooperative Society Leverages IFIL Loan for Substantial Growth

1589_Number 2.jpg07 junio 2023 In the heart of Uganda, a thriving agricultural cooperative not only cultivates maize, beans, and coffee but also reaps a bountiful harvest of success. Seguir leyendo

Q1 2023 quarterly report: A positive start to the year

CAU-SN-070.jpg31 mayo 2023 Four times a year Oikocredit publishes key facts and figures on the previous quarter. Here we provide our investors and others with additional background context on developments during the first quarter of 2023. Seguir leyendo

Oikocredit Live: Combatting Climate Change.

NORAN-PE-22 © Nicolas Villaume.jpg25 mayo 2023 An online event with Norandino and BURN on 13 June 2023

Climate change is having a profound impact on agriculture. Smallholder coffee and cocoa farmers face challenges such as droughts, floods, and diseases affecting their crops. What can farmers do to adapt to these changes? And can our partner organisations in the renewable energy sector help mitigate the effects of climate change? Seguir leyendo

Adama Bah: When women lead, business performance improves

Adama Bah by GENEVIÈVE CHASSÉ portraits.jpg23 mayo 2023 Oikocredit’s work in promoting gender diversity and women’s leadership is in the spotlight. FinDev Gateway, a knowledge platform for the global financial inclusion community, interviewed our Social Performance Analyst Adama Bah recently. Seguir leyendo

Oikocredit updates NAV calculation

22 mayo 2023 New NAV metric ensures all investor participations are treated equally, regardless of currency. Seguir leyendo

Cafédirect CEO: How Fairtrade creates a better life for farmers and a better cup of coffee for you

_MG_7216.jpg12 mayo 2023 From bananas and flowers, coffee and wine, to textile and composites, you see the Fairtrade label on a wide range of products today. Buying Fairtrade directly improves farmer’s lives around the world even as volatile prices and climate change threatens their livelihoods, John Steel, CEO of the alternative trading coffee company Cafédirect, told us ahead of World Fairtrade Day this week. Seguir leyendo

Oikocredit invites members to AGM on June 9 in Amersfoort

Annual General Meeting.png09 mayo 2023 Hybrid Annual General Meeting format for 2023 will support equal participation opportunities for all members. Seguir leyendo

Award-winning Fonkoze brings healthcare and hope to low-income Haitian communities

Fonkoze logo.jpg04 mayo 2023 Oikocredit’s award-winning Haitian microfinance partner Fonkoze is using its European Microfinance Award prize money to step up its community healthcare services in some of the most isolated parts of rural Haiti. Seguir leyendo

Oikocredit Live: how do digital surveys measure social impact?

Iris Lanao-Executive Director FINCA Perú_©Opmeer Reports_FINCA-PE-19 (1).jpg26 abril 2023 In our first Oikocredit Live event, participants learned what Oikocredit and its partner organisations do to improve the effectiveness of social impact in the sector of microfinance. The Executive Director of Finca Perú, Iris Lanao, also shared insights into the work of the microfinance institution. Seguir leyendo

Results for 2022: Oikocredit confident about staying at the forefront of impact investing

AR2022 cover image.png12 abril 2023 Oikocredit has today published its Annual Report and financial statements for 2022, reporting on solid financial and social results and other achievements during the year. Seguir leyendo

Q4 2022 quarterly report: Continuing progress

ECO-IN-032.jpg11 abril 2023 Four times a year Oikocredit publishes key facts and figures on the previous quarter. Here we provide our investors and others with additional background context on developments during the fourth quarter of 2022. Seguir leyendo

Fusion Microfinance: Giving wings to clients’ dreams

Anirudh_1.jpg06 abril 2023 On 15 November 2022, Fusion Microfinance Ltd, a longtime Oikocredit partner, completed an initial public offering (IPO) listing in India. Seguir leyendo

From Outreach to Impact: Oikocredit drives forward positive social impact with Client Self-Perception Survey

Screenshot 2023-04-04 105707.png04 abril 2023 Strengthening the end client's voice is a crucial aspect of Oikocredit’s efforts to push the frontiers of social impact. Seguir leyendo

Kenya: ideal conditions for solar installations

Carrying out a routine inspection of the ground-level solar installation at Central University23 marzo 2023 In early 2022, Oikocredit invested € 5 million in renewable energy company ecoligo, which operates in emerging markets worldwide from its headquarters in Berlin. Oikocredit recently spoke with Claudia Rothe, ecoligo’s Head of Fundraising, about the solar specialists’ work, especially in Kenya. [1] Seguir leyendo

Oikocredit Live: Learning from the Voices of Finca Perú and its Beneficiaries An online event with Finca Perú on 28 March 2023

FINCA-PE-128_©Opmeer Reports.jpg21 marzo 2023 Are you curious about Oikocredit’s digital end-client survey? Want to learn more about the microfinance institution Finca Perú and its focus on empowering women? Seguir leyendo

How low-income women are creating change in Honduras

Lourdes Valeriano15 marzo 2023 About 57% of Prisma Honduras’ women clients say their business is the main source of household income. General Manager Lourdes Valeriano explains how the MFI is promoting gender equality in Central America. Seguir leyendo

Oikocredit launches a new capital-raising model

AGM-2019-17.jpg01 marzo 2023 OIKOCREDIT, Ecumenical Development Cooperative Society U.A. (Oikocredit) has launched its new capital-raising model, which is going to allow any eligible organisations and individuals to invest directly in the cooperative. Seguir leyendo

Oikocredit confirms implementation of new capital-raising model

AGM-2019-17.jpg15 febrero 2023 OIKOCREDIT, Ecumenical Development Cooperative Society U.A. (Oikocredit) will begin implementing its new capital-raising model on 1 March 2023, which is going to allow any eligible organisations and individuals to invest directly in the cooperative. Seguir leyendo

An Indonesian food entrepreneur’s journey: Sanah’s story

MBK-ID-44.jpg09 febrero 2023 Indonesia has a vibrant network of women entrepreneurs, but lack of access to working capital can prevent growth and scaling-up. As Valentine’s Day approaches, we celebrate one entrepreneur who has turned Indonesia’s love for krupuk into a thriving business. Seguir leyendo

Oikocredit and Triodos IM provide € 10 million Tier II capital to Bridge Bank Group Côte d’Ivoire

Bridge Bank Logo.jpg06 febrero 2023 The Ivorian bank, an affiliate of Bridge Group West Africa, finances local small and medium enterprises and supports job creation in the region Seguir leyendo

MyCredit and Oikocredit US$ 2.6 million partnership to fund SMEs in Kenya

Logo MyCredit.jpg02 febrero 2023 This loan facility from Oikocredit will support Kenyan financial company MyCredit to offer affordable, medium-term financing to local SMEs Seguir leyendo

Oikocredit invests US$ 5 million in Yellow to support solar energy in Africa

Yellow_logo.jpg31 enero 2023 Yellow will use Oikocredit loan to provide electricity and mobile connections to more households in Africa Seguir leyendo

Creating more positive change! Interview with Dave Smit

Dave Smit.jpg25 enero 2023 In October 2022 Dave Smit joined Oikocredit as Director of Impact Investments. Here he reflects on his first 100 days and the fact that low-income people in developing countries are hit hard by global headwinds. Seguir leyendo

Oikocredit Equity partner Avanti wins prestigious Indian award

Avanti logo.jpg24 enero 2023 Oikocredit’s equity partner Avanti Finance has received the coveted Fintech Innovation for Financial Inclusion Award as part of the Inclusive Finance India Awards. Seguir leyendo

Projects in Action with Banco da Familia

Banco da Familia logo1.jpg10 enero 2023 Oikocredit works with partners across Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean to support low-income communities, create social impact and build resilient and sustainable businesses. We ... Seguir leyendo

Being mindful about adding value and realising impact is essential for Oikocredit’s success

mirjam web.jpg03 enero 2023 Oikocredit’s Managing Director, Mirjam ‘t Lam, shares her thoughts as the New Year begins. Seguir leyendo

Creating a sustainable future [video]

Ecozen seasons greetings.jpg21 diciembre 2022 This new video featuring our partner Ecozen is sure to encourage you this holiday season. See how their work in renewable energy and agriculture impacts local farmers in India. Seguir leyendo

Oikocredit sold equity investment in Indian microfinance institution Fusion

Untitled (200 × 200px) (8).png19 diciembre 2022 Oikocredit’s investment has supported Fusion’s successful growth into a microfinance provider to more than 2.9 million mainly rural low-income women. Seguir leyendo

Oikocredit supports smallholder cocoa farmers in Côte Ivoire

FEDCO-GH-036.jpg14 diciembre 2022 Cocoa from the cacao tree is the main ingredient in the world’s chocolate. Cocoa is also crucial to Côte Ivoire’s economy. As the main agricultural crop and export commodity, cocoa sustains about ... Seguir leyendo

Oikocredit and I&P take equity stakes in agro-processor Agroserv in Burkina Faso

Logo Agroserv.jpg07 diciembre 2022 The social-impact company will develop a new processing plant, diversify products, and serve more smallholder farmers and households Seguir leyendo

Microfinance addresses the gap: interview with Brij Mohan

Oikocredit_India_31.jpg05 diciembre 2022 Brij Mohan is the former Executive Director of Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) and the founding Chair of ACCESS Development Services. Seguir leyendo

Oikocredit looks forward to 2023 with a new capital-raising model

AGM-2019-17.jpg02 diciembre 2022 Oikocredit is planning to introduce its new capital-raising model on 1 March 2023, to allow any eligible organisations and individuals to invest directly in the cooperative. Seguir leyendo

Oikocredit invests US$7 million in Solarise Africa to support affordable solar access for businesses in Africa

Solarise l.png01 diciembre 2022 The investment will support Solarise Africa’s solar and energy efficiency solutions for small and medium enterprises and other commercial and industrial (C&I) businesses. Seguir leyendo

Prioritising impact and maintaining balance: interview with Gwen van Berne

Gwen-van-Berne.jpg28 noviembre 2022 Gwen van Berne joined Oikocredit as Director of Finance & Risk in May 2022. In this interview, she shares a bit about herself, her new role and the cooperative’s latest quarterly financial report. Seguir leyendo

Oikocredit invests in Ivorian fintech Djamo to support its growth and expansion in francophone West Africa

Djamologo.jpg23 noviembre 2022 Oikocredit and other investors will assist the fast-growing fintech in offering affordable financial services to many more financially excluded people. Seguir leyendo

Q3 2022 quarterly report: Moving in the right direction

CRES-BR- (8) (2).jpg21 noviembre 2022 Four times a year Oikocredit publishes key facts and figures on the previous quarter. Here we provide our investors and others with additional background context on developments during the third quarter of 2022. Seguir leyendo

Mobilising investments in water and sanitation | Interview with Josien Sluijs

Josien Sluijs.jpg14 noviembre 2022 Oikocredit has signed a two-year partnership with Aqua for All to mobilise investments in water and sanitation – an area that Oikocredit is exploring as part of its 2022-2026 strategy. We recently sat down with Aqua for All’s Managing Director, Josien Sluijs, to talk about the partnership with the foundation and to understand more about the sector. Seguir leyendo

Oikocredit invests US$ 1,000,000 in Standard Life Organisation to support low-income entrepreneurs in Nigeria

Logo Standard Life.jpg10 noviembre 2022 Three-year term loan will support Nigerian NGO and microfinance institution’s work with low-income women, men and children Seguir leyendo

Aqua for All interviews Oikocredit’s Managing Director on new partnership

aqua for all web asset.png01 noviembre 2022 Oikocredit and Aqua for All joined forces to help increase access to water and sanitation in Asia and Africa. In this interview, Aqua for All sits down with Mirjam 't Lam, Oikocredit's Managing Director, to discuss the new partnership and how it can help impact low-income communities. Seguir leyendo

Oikocredit General Meeting votes for new capital-raising model

AGM-2019-17.jpg31 octubre 2022 Oikocredit is planning to change its capital-raising model to create a simpler and more direct way for people and organisations to invest in the international cooperative. Seguir leyendo

A better world for women entrepreneurs in Côte d’Ivoire: Marina’s story

FIN-CI-31.jpg12 octubre 2022 In Côte d’Ivoire, women suffer extremely high levels of discrimination. Whether it’s access to education, healthcare, jobs or financial inclusion, they are constantly faced with inequality issues.... Seguir leyendo

Dave Smit appointed as Director of Impact Investments at Oikocredit

Dave Smit webversion.jpg10 octubre 2022 Social impact investor Oikocredit has appointed Dave Smit as its Director of Impact Investments, effective 10 October 2022. Seguir leyendo

Farmerline Group reaches Pre-Series A second close with US$ 1.5 million from Oikocredit in funding round worth US$ 14.4 million

Farmerline1.jpg26 septiembre 2022 Oikocredit is delighted to announce an investment of US$ 1.5 million in Farmerline Group, an organisation partnering with agribusinesses and farm associations to support African farmers with ... Seguir leyendo

Rebuilding and rebalancing: Oikocredit publishes Impact Report 2022

IR2022 eng cover.jpg21 septiembre 2022 Oikocredit publishes its Impact Report 2022 Seguir leyendo

Oikocredit to hold Extraordinary General Meeting on 14 October 2022

EGM image small19 septiembre 2022 Oikocredit’s Managing Board and Supervisory Board have announced an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) to be held with its cooperative members on Friday, 14 October 2022. There will also be a ... Seguir leyendo

Dave Smit appointed as Director of Impact Investments at Oikocredit

Dave Smit webversion.jpg13 septiembre 2022 Social impact investor Oikocredit has appointed Dave Smit as its Director of Impact Investments, effective 10 October 2022. Seguir leyendo

Caroline Mulwa appointed as Regional Director for Africa

Caroline Mulwa.JPG29 agosto 2022 Experienced impact investment professional Caroline Mulwa promoted to Regional Director Africa from 16 August 2022. Seguir leyendo

Q2 2022 quarterly report: Mixed outcomes as economic uncertainty persists

CRE-BO-24 (1).jpg23 agosto 2022 Four times a year Oikocredit publishes key facts and figures on the previous quarter. Here we provide our investors and others with additional background context on developments during the second quarter of 2022. Seguir leyendo

Changing our world view | Why Oikocredit is switching to the Gall-Peters projection map

map snippet.jpg19 agosto 2022 In this blog, Nina Alff, from Oikocredit Support Association Baden-Württemberg, explains why Oikocredit has decided to switch to the Gall-Peters projection of the world map. Seguir leyendo

Reflecting on 2022: 3 Articles to re-read this Summer

3ArticlesToRe-Read.png10 agosto 2022 Oikocredit has stayed busy this year. As we continue developing and implementing our 2022 – 2026 strategy under the direction of our recently formed Executive Committee, let us reflect on the progress we made so far. Seguir leyendo

Oikocredit invests € 2.7 million in Africa Negoce Industries to support Benin cashew value chain

Logo ANI.jpg25 julio 2022 The loan to the cashew processing company will sustain up to 500 jobs and support the work of 2500 cashew producers in Benin Seguir leyendo

Oikocredit and ElectriFI support off-grid power for low-income Kenyans with Solar Panda

Logo SP.jpg06 julio 2022 The new partnership will help sustain in-country growth of clean, safe and affordable domestic electricity. Seguir leyendo

Oikocredit strengthens leadership with new Executive Committee

Executive Team gallery01 julio 2022 The new committee comprises existing Managing Board members and newly appointed directors and will oversee implementation of the cooperative’s 2022-2026 strategy Seguir leyendo

Oikocredit supports new coffee platform for impact lenders

Beyco.jfif29 junio 2022 Oikocredit is among the first impact lenders active on Beyco, a coffee trading platform based on blockchain technology launched by non-profit organisation Progreso Foundation in 2018. Seguir leyendo

Oikocredit teams up with DFC, Norfund and responsAbility on a financing vehicle investment to ‘impact millions'

d.light logo17 junio 2022 The new financing vehicle is the largest off-balance-sheet financing facility of its kind in the industry and will pave the way for d.light to sustainably expand its PayGo operations across Africa. Seguir leyendo

Oikocredit holds 46th annual general meeting

46th AGM asset.png15 junio 2022 On 09 June 2022, Oikocredit held its annual general meeting (AGM) in Amersfoort, the Netherlands, with members and others joining and participating through a web-based conferencing and electronic voting system. Seguir leyendo

New Aqua for All and Oikocredit partnership to invest in community water and sanitation

Aqua for All logo PNG.png14 junio 2022 Collaboration will develop innovative and affordable financing solutions for water, sanitation and hygiene in Africa and Asia. Seguir leyendo

Cultivating cotton for communities

IVO-CI-13.jpg02 junio 2022 The cultivation of cotton by West African communities has brought better infrastructure¹, more job opportunities and is an essential export of the region. But the crop’s greatest contribution is ... Seguir leyendo

Q1 2022 quarterly report: International events influence results

Ivoire Coton.jpg30 mayo 2022 Four times a year Oikocredit publishes key facts and figures on the previous quarter. Here we provide our investors and others with additional background context on developments during the first quarter of 2022. Seguir leyendo

Oikocredit invites members to Annual General Meeting in June

AGM45thSocialMediaAsset.PNG16 mayo 2022 Every year in June, Oikocredit holds its Annual General Meeting (AGM). This year it will be held as a hybrid meeting in Amersfoort, the Netherlands, on 9 June 2022. Seguir leyendo

Celebrating 15 years with Oikocredit: interview with Caroline Mulwa

Caroline Mulwa1 - SMALLVERSION.jpg11 mayo 2022 Caroline Mulwa, Oikocredit’s Investments Manager East Africa, celebrates 15 years with our cooperative this year. We took the opportunity to ask Caroline about her experience of working with us for the last decade and a half, the changes she has seen and the relevance and impact of our work. Seguir leyendo

Oikocredit supports digital financial services in Latin America

bankingly.png09 mayo 2022 Oikocredit has acquired a minority stake in Bankingly as part of a funding round for USD 10 million Seguir leyendo

Reflecting and pushing forward for impact: blog by Mirjam 't Lam

Mirjam 't Lam.jpg02 mayo 2022 As our cooperative recently published its annual results for 2021 our Managing Director Mirjam ‘t Lam shares her thoughts about some of the key highlights and challenges of the year and provides insight into the new strategy for 2022-2026. Seguir leyendo

Financial results for 2021: achievement and recovery

Financial results 202121 abril 2022 Oikocredit has today announced its financial results for 2021 and reports on a successful year of rebuilding and rebalancing after the disruption of the Covid-19 pandemic. Seguir leyendo

Q4 2021 quarterly report: Achievement and recovery

Untitled design (7).png21 abril 2022 Four times a year Oikocredit publishes key facts and figures on the previous quarter. Here we provide our investors and others with additional background context on developments during the fourth quarter of 2021. Seguir leyendo

Gwen van Berne appointed as Director of Finance & Risk

Gwen-van-Berne.jpg19 abril 2022 Gwen van Berne has been appointed as Director of Finance & Risk from 9 May 2022. Seguir leyendo

Impacting investing in West Africa [interview]

Yves14 abril 2022 Oikocredit’s support associations in the United States and Canada recently met (virtually) with Yves Komaclo, Oikocredit’s Investment Manager for West Africa, to get his perspective on our work in West Africa. This article is based on the conversation that took place. Seguir leyendo

Latest investment to power West African communities with solar energy

Renewable energy.jpg12 abril 2022 Oikocredit invests € 1.4 million in Weziza Benin to support the growth of distributed energy in West Africa. Seguir leyendo

A cooperative caring for local communities: Simone and Jonas' story

Simone and Jonas in their greenhouse28 marzo 2022 Oikocredit’s team in Brazil is passionate about investing in cooperatives that have strong ties to local communities. To help explain why, we’re introducing you to Cresol Tenente Portela and some of their clients. Seguir leyendo

Cool concepts for rural energy [interview]

Vivek and Kiran (RE).png14 marzo 2022 Solar cold storage is just one of the products that Oikocredit's new Indian partner, Ecozen Solutions, uses to improve agriculture. The world’s seventh largest country needs innovative solutions to meet its rapidly growing energy demand. Kiran Kodi, Renewable Energy Manager at Maanaveeya, Oikocredit's Indian subsidiary, and Vivek Pandey, co-founder of Ecozen, explain that the aim of their partnership is to ensure that farmers and entire value chains also benefit from innovative renewable energy solutions. Seguir leyendo

Empowering low-income women is at the heart of Oikocredit’s mission [interview]

Marilou Juanito.jpeg08 marzo 2022 To mark International Women’s Day 2022, we asked Marilou Pantua-Juanito, Oikocredit’s Capacity Building & Social Performance Coordinator in Southeast Asia, about working with Oikocredit for women’s empowerment. Seguir leyendo

Journey of the heart: the impact of seedlings for years to come

Elikanah photo Part 2-2.jpg03 marzo 2022 In part two of this blog, Elikanah Ng'ang'a, Oikocredit’s Social Performance and Capacity Building Officer for Eastern Africa, reflects on the transformation of Rwanda and the Rwanda Tea Seedlings Project. Seguir leyendo

Journey of the heart: visiting the Rwanda Tea Seedlings Project

Elikanah Ng'ang'a28 febrero 2022 In this blog, Oikocredit’s Social Performance and Capacity Building Officer for Eastern Africa, Elikanah Ng'ang'a, takes us on a journey from his home in Kenya to Rwanda and reports on Oikocredit’s Rwanda Tea Seedlings Project. Seguir leyendo

Proud to have worked for Oikocredit [interview]

Bart-van-Eyk-web.jpg08 febrero 2022 After over six years at Oikocredit, Bart van Eyk, Director of Investments, is leaving to explore new ventures in the world of impact investing and social enterprises. In this interview he shares about his highlights, challenges, learnings and more. Seguir leyendo

Oikocredit and Opportunity International collaboration will support affordable quality education for under-served families [interview]

Hans_1697_web.jpg31 enero 2022 Oikocredit has been working with stakeholders to develop a new multi-year strategy for launch later in 2022 with an innovative approach to meeting low-income communities’ needs in education, housing, health and public infrastructure. In November 2021 we launched a new education partnership with Opportunity International in Nairobi, Kenya, attended by more than 30 financial institutions. We recently interviewed Hans Perk, Oikocredit’s Regional Director Africa, about the new venture. Seguir leyendo

€ 5 million loan to power African SMEs with solar energy

ecoligo Solar System Kenya.jpg25 enero 2022 Oikocredit has provided Ecoligo with a € 5 million loan to grow the use of solar energy used to power small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Ghana and Kenya Seguir leyendo

Digital surveying shows social changes from perspective of Oikocredit partners’ clients

Client self-perception survey coverpage.png12 enero 2022 Oikocredit and five financial services partner organisations have undertaken a systematic, digital survey of the partners’ clients to assess significant changes in their lives over the past twelve months. Seguir leyendo

Becoming Oikocredit’s new Managing Director: interview with Mirjam ‘t Lam

Mirjam 't Lam.jpg10 enero 2022 Mirjam ‘t Lam took up her new post as Managing Director of Oikocredit on 1 December. She had served as Interim Managing Director for several months after joining the cooperative in November 2020 as Director of Finance & Risk. We interviewed Mirjam about her professional background, her personal motivation, and her thoughts about Oikocredit, 2021 and the coming year. Seguir leyendo

New Year’s Message: Looking back and moving forward

Mirjam 't Lam.jpg04 enero 2022 Oikocredit’s new Managing Director, Mirjam ‘t Lam, reflects on her first year at Oikocredit and shares about what we can look forward to in 2022 and beyond. Seguir leyendo

The season of joy and Mercy’s story

UNAI-KE-65.jpg17 diciembre 2021 It doesn’t matter where you are in the world or what you are celebrating this holiday season, striving to make a positive impact in the lives of low-income people is something that everyone can take part in. Seguir leyendo

Oikocredit joins FIRST+ programme to help generate work opportunities for 60,000 Ghanaians

First+.png15 diciembre 2021 Oikocredit is teaming up with CapitalPlus Exchange (CapPlus) and the Mastercard Foundation on their Financial Institution Resilience and Strengthening (FIRST+) programme to strengthen financial institutions and create work opportunities in Ghana. Seguir leyendo

Oikocredit held General Meeting to discuss strategy and capital-raising model

EGM image small07 diciembre 2021 On 2 December Oikocredit held an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) in Amersfoort, the Netherlands, with members and others participating through a web-based conferencing and electronic voting system. Seguir leyendo

Oikocredit invests € 2 million to support growth of solar energy in Africa

Spark.jpg07 diciembre 2021 Our investment in solar electricity innovators Spark will enable last-mile distributors to bring affordable, sustainable off-grid solutions to hundreds of thousands of low-income households Seguir leyendo

Introducing Oikocredit’s new community-focused approach: learning from partners

MVP.png06 diciembre 2021 Oikocredit has been working with its stakeholders for some time to develop a new purpose-driven multi-year strategy for launch in 2022. Seguir leyendo

Call for Supervisory Board applications

Newsletter November screenshot01 diciembre 2021 Oikocredit intends to appoint new members to its Supervisory Board during its annual general meeting in June 2022. Seguir leyendo

IDH Farmfit Fund and Oikocredit co-investment in Aldea Global to support Nicaraguan coffee smallholders

ALD-NI-50.jpg30 noviembre 2021 IDH Farmfit Fund and Oikocredit are providing a  syndicated US$ 3.2 million loan to Asociación Aldea Global Jinotega, a Nicaraguan small farmers’ association that produces and exports speciality ... Seguir leyendo

Symbiotics and Oikocredit invest in ETG to support West Africa cocoa and cashew value chains

ETG17 noviembre 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 Seguir leyendo

Q3 2021 quarterly report: Cautious optimism

Untitled design (7).png16 noviembre 2021 Four times a year Oikocredit publishes key facts and figures on the previous quarter. Here we provide our investors and others with additional background context on developments during the third quarter of 2021. Seguir leyendo

Mirjam ‘t Lam appointed Oikocredit’s Managing Director

Mirjam 't Lam.jpg16 noviembre 2021 Mirjam ‘t Lam has been appointed Managing Director of Oikocredit, effective 1 December 2021. Seguir leyendo

Oikocredit partners Crecer and Fonkoze shortlisted for European Microfinance Award 2021 for Inclusive Finance and Healthcare

15 noviembre 2021 Two Oikocredit partners, Crecer IFD in Bolivia and Fonkoze in Haiti, are among the shortlisted finalists for the European Microfinance Award 2021 for Inclusive Finance & Healthcare. Seguir leyendo

Oikocredit holds general meeting in December

EGM image.png05 noviembre 2021 Oikocredit’s Managing Board and Supervisory Board are pleased to announce to the cooperative's members the convention of an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) to be held on 2 December 2021. Seguir leyendo

Capacity building for agriculture [interview]

Barbara.jpg04 noviembre 2021 Barbara Rademaker started at Oikocredit in January 2021 as the cooperative’s Global Agriculture Specialist. In this interview we find out about Barbara’s past experience, present work and future ambitions at Oikocredit. Seguir leyendo

Oikocredit expands its financial inclusion portfolio with the latest investment in Senegal

CMS.jpg03 noviembre 2021 Union des Caisses de Credit Mutuel du Sénégal will use the loan to develop its lending portfolio, focusing on rural and agricultural income-generating activities Seguir leyendo

Oikocredit and Opportunity International announce impact investment of USD 100 million to advance education in low-income countries

logo.jpg01 noviembre 2021 The collaboration is expected to reach up to 1.6 million children by increasing access to capital for schools and families with students in Africa, India and Latin America Seguir leyendo

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

cashews27 octubre 2021 The loan to the cashew processing company will generate more employment and improve the livelihoods of both rural women and smallholder farmers in Nigeria. Seguir leyendo

Stories from Brazil [part 2]: Crediluz

CRED-BR- (40).jpg21 octubre 2021 Currently, Oikocredit has 22 partner organisations in Brazil. To give you a glimpse of the type of organisations we support in the region, we’re introducing you to Crediluz and some of their clients. This is the second part of a three-part series featuring our partners in Brazil. Seguir leyendo

Stories from Brazil [part 1]: Sulcredi

Vilson Ghisleri in his vineyard21 octubre 2021 Currently, Oikocredit has 22 partner organisations in Brazil. To give you a glimpse of the type of organisations we support in the region, we’re introducing you to Sulcredi and some of their clients. This is the first part of a three-part series on our Brazilian partners. Seguir leyendo

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

Genesis Empresarial20 octubre 2021 Stable and successful Central American microfinance institution helps low-income rural clients and their families improve lives with microfinance services and training. Seguir leyendo

Gladys’ story: financing for families and flavour

COOP-EC-032.jpg13 octubre 2021 Oikocredit invests in organisations that support women like Gladys Arcos, an entrepreneur leading a family business in Ecuador. Here we see how access to finance matched with her entrepreneurial drive, helped provide for her family in difficult times and created opportunities for a better future. Seguir leyendo

Oikocredit signs new loan guarantee agreement with AGF

Screenshot 2021-10-08 110039.png08 octubre 2021 African Guarantee Fund for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (AGF) is enhancing its loan guarantee to Oikocredit by US$ 25 million, bringing its total 10-year loan guarantee to US$ 43 million. Seguir leyendo

Celebrate International Coffee Day with a cup of sustainable coffee!

Jose Augusto Cordón, Oikocredit’s Senior Investment Officer in Central America01 octubre 2021 International Coffee Day takes place every 1 October. It’s a day to appreciate the hard work of coffee growers around the world and to renew efforts to ensure that they earn a fair income for their efforts. There can be no better day to drink a cup of sustainable and fair trade coffee with friends and family! Seguir leyendo

Oikocredit joins DFC and USAID in USD $55 million Covid-19 relief loan financing programme for sustainable agriculture development in India

AMCC-IN-018.jpg24 septiembre 2021 The U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) are jointly sponsoring a $55 million credit guarantee with Maanaveeya, our subsidiary in India, and other lenders to support the Indian agriculture sector hit by Covid-19. Seguir leyendo

Change to Oikocredit’s Managing Board

Bart-van-Eyk-web.jpg23 septiembre 2021 Bart van Eyk, Director of Investments, will be leaving Oikocredit at the end of February 2022 to explore new ventures in the world of impact investing and social enterprises. Seguir leyendo

Supporting partners’ innovative responses to Covid-19

response asset 1.png22 septiembre 2021 Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, Oikocredit has helped partners and their clients and members stay safe, be informed and cope with the crisis. Building on from our coronavirus solidarity fund, our Innovation in Response to Covid-19 programme supports partners in developing adaptive solutions with the people they serve. Seguir leyendo

Oikocredit is partnering with Sidian Bank to support SMEs in Kenya

Sidian Bank logo.jpg22 septiembre 2021 Sidian Bank, a mid-tier bank focusing on SMEs in Kenya has secured a deal with the Netherlands based social impact investor, Oikocredit, to support lending to the SME sector in Kenya. Seguir leyendo

Making a difference: our Impact Report 2021

Elikanah asset.png20 septiembre 2021 We interviewed Elikanah Ng'ang'a, Oikocredit’s Social Performance and Capacity Building Officer for Africa, to get behind the numbers in our latest Impact Report 2021. He provides us with insights into the many aspects of his work supporting our partners and the difference Oikocredit is making. Seguir leyendo

Impact Report 2021 is live!

fb.png15 septiembre 2021 Oikocredit just published its Impact Report 2021. In this report you can learn all about Oikocredit’s social impact: how we measure it, what this looks like in our focus sectors and regions, our capacity building support and more. Seguir leyendo

Carlos and Esteban’s story: Securing a better future

JARD-EC-047.jpg03 septiembre 2021 How can access to finance help dreams become a reality? We follow the story of Carlos Cajas and his son, Esteban, who established a family business that transformed their lives and positively impacted their community. Seguir leyendo

Q2 2021 quarterly report: Performing acceptably in an unpredictable environment

Untitled design (7).png23 agosto 2021 Four times a year Oikocredit publishes key facts and figures on the previous quarter. Here we provide our investors and others with additional background context on developments during the second quarter of 2021. Seguir leyendo

Overcoming Covid-19 challenges in India [interview part 2]

AGM-2018-05.jpg20 agosto 2021 India, the second most populous country in the world, has been hit incredibly hard by Covid-19. In the second part of this interview with Gouri Sankar, the Managing Director of Oikocredit’s subsidiary in India (Maanaveeya), we learn about: how Maanaveeya has been supporting its partners and how our partners have been serving their clients. We also learn about Maanaveeya’s outlook for the near future. Seguir leyendo

Overcoming Covid-19 challenges in India [interview part 1]

AGM-2018-05.jpg19 agosto 2021 India, the second most populous country in the world, has been hit incredibly hard by Covid-19. What is the situation like now? Has Oikocredit’s subsidiary in India (Maanaveeya) been able to cope? What about our staff and our partners and their clients? Gouri Sankar, Managing Director of Maanaveeya, answers these questions and more. Seguir leyendo

Oikocredit appoints new Regional Equity Manager for Asia

Anirudh_1.jpg19 agosto 2021 Oikocredit has appointed Anirudh Sarda as Equity Manager for investments in Asia. Seguir leyendo

Oikocredit’s work and plans in Brazil

Nicolas Viedma12 agosto 2021 Oikocredit’s office in Brazil is one of several country offices the global cooperative has in Latin America and the Caribbean. We recently interviewed our Brazil Country Manager, Nicolas Viedma, to talk about some of the most pressing issues and plans for Oikocredit in the country. Seguir leyendo

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

mango03 agosto 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 Seguir leyendo

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

Powergen_Portfolio.png22 julio 2021 The electricity will be provided by 28 distributed renewable energy (DRE) systems, designed as solar PV and battery-powered mini-grids. Seguir leyendo

Oikocredit makes interim changes to its Managing Board

Org announcement.png20 julio 2021 Oikocredit will make two interim changes to its Managing Board while the cooperative continues its search for a new Managing Director. Seguir leyendo

Oikocredit’s new investment in Unaitas will support farmer cooperatives in Kenya

Unaitas Logo15 julio 2021 Oikocredit is providing a new loan to Unaitas, the fastest growing savings cooperative in Kenya with over 378,000 members. Seguir leyendo

Oikocredit appoints new Regional Equity Managers

Valeria and Sebastien.png08 julio 2021 Oikocredit has appointed two new Equity Managers, Valeria Gelsi and Sébastien Rigaud, with responsibility respectively for Latin America and Africa Seguir leyendo

A better life in the cooperative

Coops day asset02 julio 2021 On the International Day of Cooperatives (#CoopsDay), 3 July, international cooperative and social impact investor Oikocredit is celebrating the principles of solidarity, cooperation and community – and its work with cooperatives worldwide. Seguir leyendo

Oikocredit is ready for the future [interview]

Thos Gieskes_web28 junio 2021 With Oikocredit’s Managing Director, Thos Gieskes, leaving later this year, we wanted to sit down with him to discuss his time at Oikocredit. We also recently held our Annual General Meeting, making this a good time to reflect on what Oikocredit was like when Thos first started, where the cooperative is today, where it’s headed and how the current and new strategy are connected to it all. Seguir leyendo

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

logo.jpg24 junio 2021 Oikocredit’s loan to Fin’Elle will help provide microfinance and mesofinance loans to 10,000 households in Côte d'Ivoire. Seguir leyendo

Looking for our new Managing Director

Appointment of MD brochure.jpg23 junio 2021 Oikocredit is looking for an inspirational and visionary Managing Director to lead our impact into the future. Seguir leyendo

Specialty coffee making an impact

CARA-UK-020.jpg16 junio 2021 Oikocredit partner Caravela Coffee is driven by two things: promoting delicious specialty coffee and supporting low-income communities in Latin America. The combination of these two elements has resulted in the support of 4,000 smallholder coffee farmers and a tastier market. Seguir leyendo

Oikocredit holds 45th annual general meeting

45th AGM asset.png14 junio 2021 Last week Oikocredit held its 45th Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Amersfoort, the Netherlands, with members and others participating through a web-based conferencing and electronic voting system. Seguir leyendo

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

cropped-GnM-LOGO.png10 junio 2021 This is Oikocredit’s first loan to Grace and Mercy Households Improvement Initiative, a Nigerian microfinance institution (MFI) supporting marginalised and economically disadvantaged people. Seguir leyendo

Oikocredit invests in FCMB Limited to support low-income communities in Nigeria

FCMB_Logo.png03 junio 2021 This is Oikocredit’s first investment in First City Monument Bank (FCMB) Limited – a bank that focuses on poverty alleviation, empowerment and environmental sustainability in Nigeria. Seguir leyendo

Building resiliency among partners [blog]

latest.png31 mayo 2021 Many of our partner organisations in Southeast Asia have been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic, but they are learning how to become more resilient. This blog by Tes Pilapil, Oikocredit’s Regional Director of Southeast Asia, shares about how our partners are practicing solidarity and strengthening their organisations via Oikocredit’s digital webinars. Seguir leyendo

Oikocredit invests in cashew cooperative, supporting nearly 5,000 farmers in Côte d'Ivoire

ANAT-BF-03.jpg27 mayo 2021 Cashew cooperative Cavica received its first international loan of EUR1.5 million from Oikocredit. The loan will support the work of 4,900 farmers in the northern rural areas of Côte d'Ivoire. Seguir leyendo

Q1 2021 quarterly report: Steady recovery

Untitled design (7).png25 mayo 2021 Four times a year Oikocredit publishes key facts and figures on the previous quarter. Here we provide our investors and others with additional background context on developments during the first quarter of 2021. Seguir leyendo

Carmiña’s story: Building a family business

COOP-EC-008.jpg14 mayo 2021 We meet with Carmiña López who we also highlight in our Annual Report 2020. Carmiña is an entrepreneur with a family business that has grown with funding from Cooprogreso, one of our financial inclusion partners in Ecuador. Seguir leyendo

Protecting smallholder farmers and building resilience [interview part 2]

SSNUP interview 3.jpg03 mayo 2021 To protect food security and combat rural poverty, Oikocredit joined the Smallholder Safety Net Upscaling Programme (SSNUP). In the second part of this interview, Ging Ledesma, Director of Social Performance and Innovation at Oikocredit, shares about how Oikocredit is contributing to SSNUP with weather index insurance and the price risk management programme. Seguir leyendo

Protecting smallholder farmers and building resilience [interview part 1]

SSNUP interview 1.jpg03 mayo 2021 As the agriculture sector and food security are threatened, low-income communities suffer. Ging Ledesma, Director of Social Performance and Innovation at Oikocredit, shares about these issues and how Oikocredit and others are responding with the Smallholder Safety Net Upscaling Programme (SSNUP). Seguir leyendo

Resilience, solidarity, loyalty: Oikocredit publishes its Annual Report 2020

annual report 2020 asset.png15 abril 2021 Today Oikocredit published its Annual Report 2020. While effects of Covid-19 had implications for Oikocredit’s income, assets and portfolio, business continuity is secure – thanks to investors’ loyalty. Seguir leyendo

Maanaveeya awarded silver medal for ‘Investing in People’

12 abril 2021 Maanaveeya, Oikocredit’s subsidiary in India, recently won SKOCH Group’s Environment and Sustainability silver medal and Order of Merit certificate for its work of ‘Investing in people’ in India. Seguir leyendo

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

ani1617801681.jpg08 abril 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. Seguir leyendo

Managing Board Change at Oikocredit

Petra Lens.jpg08 abril 2021 Petra Lens, Director of People & Change, has decided to leave Oikocredit for personal reasons to pursue a career change. She will continue in her position until 1 September. Seguir leyendo

Interview: Swift action safeguarded results

Mirjam 't Lam-Jet van Gaal.jpg06 abril 2021 Oikocredit is getting ready to publish its Annual Report 2020, so we sat down with Mirjam ‘t Lam, Director of Finance & Risk at Oikocredit. In the interview, Mirjam gives us an overview of the cooperative’s financial results and shares about joining Oikocredit in the midst of the global Covid-19 pandemic. Seguir leyendo

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

Dennis Simó Alvarez (Banco Caribe’s Executive Chairman) and Karina Vasquez (Oikocredit’s country representative).jpg01 abril 2021 Oikocredit’s investment of RD$150 million (USD 2.64 million) in Banco Caribe is the first international private subordinate loan that the Dominican Republic-based bank has obtained. Seguir leyendo

Financial results for 2020 reflect resilience and solidarity

press release news item asset.png30 marzo 2021 Today Oikocredit announced its 2020 financial results. While effects of Covid-19 had implications for Oikocredit’s income, assets and portfolio, business continuity is secure – thanks to investors’ loyalty. Seguir leyendo

Q4 2020 quarterly report: Proving our resilience

Untitled design (7).png30 marzo 2021 Four times a year Oikocredit publishes key facts and figures on the previous quarter. Here we provide our investors and others with additional background context on developments during the fourth quarter of 2020. Seguir leyendo

‘I’m not frightened anymore’: supporting women’s empowerment

Nina Alff.JPG16 marzo 2021 In honour of International Women’s Day, we had Christina (Nina) Alff, from Oikocredit Support Association Baden-Württemberg, share her thoughts on “women’s empowerment” in this blog. Nina spends a lot of her time and expertise raising awareness on gender equality and shares about how this topic relates to Oikocredit’s work. Seguir leyendo

Change to Oikocredit’s Managing Board

Thos Gieskes.jpg15 marzo 2021 Thos Gieskes, Managing Director, will be leaving Oikocredit, having announced that he will explore new opportunities. Thos will continue to work for the cooperative until 1 October. Seguir leyendo

The eyes of Oikocredit

20190930_005.jpg10 marzo 2021 They have visited 184 partner organisations and met 800 people worldwide for Oikocredit International, more than any Oikocredit staff member. Dutch photographer couple, Pauline and Wim Opmeer, are the eyes of Oikocredit. Seguir leyendo

Oikocredit’s women that empower women

IWD 2021 - Facebook (1).png08 marzo 2021 Today is International Women's Day! Gender equality is an important aspect of Oikocredit’s vision of a global, just society where all people are empowered with the choices they need to create a life of dignity. Seguir leyendo