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Caravela and Oikocredit: working together for sustainable and inclusive coffee

CARA-UK-093 (1).jpg21 mai 2024 Caravela is emerging as a beacon of innovation and progress in the coffee industry. In partnership with Oikocredit, the organisation is committed to education, gender equality and sustainability, shaping a better future for farming communities in Colombia and Ecuador. Continuer la lecture

Leadership change for Strategy & Sustainable Impact team

Ging_1592_webversion.jpg15 mai 2024 The leadership of Oikocredit’s Strategy & Sustainable Impact team is transitioning. Effective 1 June 2024, Ging Ledesma will transition from her role as Director of Strategy & Sustainable Impact ... Continuer la lecture

Oikocredit’s € 5 million loan to Ocean SA boosts cocoa and cashew value chains in Côte d'Ivoire

logo Cocoasource.jpg08 mai 2024 Renewed investment increases support for sustainable agriculture and for 12,000 Ivorian smallholder cocoa and cashew farmers. Continuer la lecture

Non-EU bank fees and minor adjustments: Oikocredit modifies Participation Terms

02 mai 2024 Oikocredit is modifying the terms and conditions that govern investments made in the cooperative by purchasing and holding participations. The changes will come into effect on 1 June 2024. The updated terms apply to existing participations as well as issuance requests for participations submitted in May 2024. Continuer la lecture

New Oikocredit partnership with cooperative Atuntaqui provides uplift for microfinance and affordable housing in Ecuador

Atuntaqui logo.jpg26 avril 2024 Four-year US$ 8 million in credit will support expansion of microcredit and housing loans for thousands of cooperative members. Continuer la lecture

Oikocredit to Enhance Impact in Southeast Asia with Strategic Operational Shifts

KOM-ID-51 (1).jpg24 avril 2024 As part of our commitment to driving sustainable development, Oikocredit is strategically realigning its operations to deepen its impact in Southeast Asia. The focus is on being closer to our partners in Cambodia and Indonesia and exploring expansion into an additional market country within the region. Continuer la lecture

Oikocredit € 4 million loan to TAN Mondial will benefit Côte d’Ivoire cocoa and cashew cooperatives

NORAN-PE-09.jpg22 avril 2024 Investment will support the work of almost 3,000 smallholder farmers in Côte d’Ivoire. Continuer la lecture

Oikocredit Co-Leads a US$ 39 Million Investment in Altum Credo to Promote Affordable Housing Finance

Altum-Trademark.jpg18 avril 2024 Oikocredit alongside Z3 Partners and with the participation of British International Investment has led a US$ 39 million equity investment in Altum Credo to bolster affordable housing finance in India. Continuer la lecture

Results for 2023: Oikocredit ambitious to achieve more

CARA-UK-077 (1).jpg10 avril 2024 Oikocredit has published its Annual Report and financial statements for 2023 – a year of successful transitions, portfolio growth, social impact and a positive financial result. Continuer la lecture

Oikocredit invests US$ 5 million in Ghana’s Zeepay to improve financial inclusion for migrant workers

logoZeepay.png09 avril 2024 New equity financing agreement aims to help African fintech expand operations to 10 countries within the next two years. Continuer la lecture

Q4 2023 quarterly report: Portfolio growth and other key achievements

CARA-UK-077 (1).jpg09 avril 2024 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 2023. Continuer la lecture

Oikocredit supports GABV’s Statement of Peace

8D9F0C1F-D90F-4A58-87A2-D0B68F7E9D78.JPEG03 avril 2024 In line with its ecumenical roots, Oikocredit remains committed to supporting a just and peaceful world where resources are shared sustainably and all people are empowered with the choices they need to create a life of dignity. Continuer la lecture

Oikocredit's new partnership with Patagonian Fruits supports Argentina’s fruit sector and builds climate resilience

Patagonian logo.jpg31 mars 2024 Social impact investor Oikocredit is providing € 6 million in long-term financing to Patagonian Fruits in Argentina to support fruit purchases from farmers, boost production, invest in protective ... Continuer la lecture

Oikocredit and GAWA Capital provide equity finance for new generation microfinance company Sindhuja Microcredit

Logo Sindhuja.jpg28 mars 2024 Oikocredit’s new equity investment deepens collaboration with Indian fintech partner to serve financially excluded rural people and enterprises. Worldwide cooperative and social impact investor ... Continuer la lecture

Oikocredit renews support to Leasafric Ghana with funding of GHS 10 million

LEASAFRIC logo25 mars 2024 Oikocredit’s new term loan will boost Leasafric’s work with farmers in northern Ghana and its support for ride-hailing enterprise partners. Worldwide cooperative and social impact investor has ... Continuer la lecture

Empowering women creates an equitable and just world

Fin’Elle21 mars 2024 Women are at the heart of our communities, yet they continue to face a broad range of economic and social barriers. They have fewer opportunities for economic participation than men, lower access ... Continuer la lecture

Strong common ground and commitment to further steps in NCP dialogue relating to microfinance loans in Cambodia

19 mars 2024 On 13-15 March 2024, representatives of social impact investor Oikocredit, Ecumenical Development Cooperative Society U.A. and of three human rights NGOs, Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO), Equitable Cambodia and FIAN Germany, came together for a dialogue. This was part of the process related to the submission made by the three NGOs to the Dutch OECD National Contact Point for Responsible Business Conduct concerning the alleged negative impacts of some microfinance loans on Cambodian borrowers. Continuer la lecture

Oikocredit publishes latest Client Self-Perception Survey report after listening to more than 40,966 clients

EDV-ID-09.jpg11 mars 2024 Digital collaboration with 34 partner organisations reveals changes end-clients have experienced over past 12 months. Continuer la lecture

Bridging the micro credit gap for Costa Rica’s women entrepreneurs

GRAM-CR-008.jpg08 mars 2024 On International Women’s Day, we profile the work of Asociación Grameen Costa Rica, an Oikocredit partner that is helping bridge the gender credit gap. Continuer la lecture

🌐 Oikocredit Live: Unlocking Social Equity Through Financial Inclusion

IMG_8499.JPG29 février 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. Continuer la lecture

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

YoFio logo26 février 2024 New investment in YoFio’s digital financial services platform will support growth of inclusive finance in Mexico. Continuer la lecture

What are the benefits of listening to impact investment clients?

ECS image07 février 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. Continuer la lecture

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

1706796158691.jpg06 février 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. Continuer la lecture

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

Logo Sofipa.jpg30 janvier 2024 New partnership agreement serves micro business in Oaxaca and Guerrero; supports women in underdeveloped rural locations. Continuer la lecture

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

Picture3 study tour.jpg24 janvier 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. Continuer la lecture

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

_H8A2804.jpg09 janvier 2024 New Oikocredit loan will enable Juhudi Kilimo to offer affordable and accessible financing to customers in rural and periurban areas Continuer la lecture

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

Mirjam 't Lam.jpg02 janvier 2024 A New Year’s message from Oikocredit Managing Director Mirjam ‘t Lam Continuer la lecture

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

thought-catalog-mmWqrsjZ4Lw-unsplash.jpg22 décembre 2023 As 2023 draws to a close, we look at the top stories that have attracted the most reader interest. Continuer la lecture

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

AgriGRADE119 décembre 2023 Funding for AgriGRADE concept, developed by Oikocredit and others, aims to make cooperatives and agricultural organisations more attractive to farmers and investors. Continuer la lecture

Fostering job creation at SMEs in Baja California

PROCAP logo.jpg18 décembre 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 Continuer la lecture

Oikocredit supports Ugandan SMEs with funding of € 7.5 million

logo Brac.png14 décembre 2023 New partnership with Brac Uganda Bank Ltd will help trade, agriculture and transport sectors across the African nation Continuer la lecture

Oikocredit Live: The Evolution and Impact of Microfinance

PROMU-ARG-49.jpg12 décembre 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. Continuer la lecture

How Oikocredit partner Weziza is improving access to electricity in Benin

benin-weziza-oiko-lissac11.jpg07 décembre 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. Continuer la lecture

Q3 2023 quarterly report: Creating more impact despite headwinds

MBK-ID-44 (5).jpg28 novembre 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. Continuer la lecture

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

logo.gif22 novembre 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 ... Continuer la lecture

Oikocredit Live: How Inclusive Finance Works

PROMU-ARG-49-c-Opmeer Reports.jpg20 novembre 2023 An online event on 23 November 2023 Continuer la lecture

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

water16 novembre 2023 Joint support for inclusive finance institutions will accelerate low-income Kenyans’ and Ugandans’ access to safe water and sanitation services. Continuer la lecture

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

Good Nature.jpg08 novembre 2023 Investors commit a combined total of US$ 8.5 million to expand Good Nature Agro’s social impact. Continuer la lecture

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

logo RDG.jpg06 novembre 2023 RDG Collective will use the loan to provide electricity and mobile connections to thousands more households in Zambia. Continuer la lecture

Oikocredit and Solidaridad sign new partnership to strengthen community development

Solidaridad.jpg31 octobre 2023 Collaboration aims to amplify partners’ impact by working together for a more equitable and sustainable world. Continuer la lecture

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

Logo Cresol.jpg23 octobre 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 ... Continuer la lecture

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

Fortune Credit.jpg05 octobre 2023 First Oikocredit loan to Fortune Credit coincides with European Microfinance Award’s shortlisting of Kenyan microfinance institution for 2023 prize. Continuer la lecture

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

bill clinton screenshot.png03 octobre 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. Continuer la lecture

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

Adama Bah by GENEVIÈVE CHASSÉ portraits.jpg27 septembre 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. Continuer la lecture

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

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

Financial inclusion: How does Oikocredit select its partners?

Picture2 news item.jpg14 septembre 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. Continuer la lecture

Introducing an update to Oikocredit’s Participation Terms

AGM-2019-17.jpg01 septembre 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. Continuer la lecture

Supporting Peruvian MSEs through digital lending

prestamype logo.png24 août 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. Continuer la lecture

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

NORTE-PY-72.jpg23 août 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. Continuer la lecture

Financial inclusion – what is a fair interest rate?

IR article pic 2.jpg17 août 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? Continuer la lecture

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

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

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

witti logo1.png31 juillet 2023 Oikocredit’s € 3 million loan will enable the Ivorian microfinance institution to expand and enhance its financial services. Continuer la lecture

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

Baobab_Plus_Logo_FullColour_Transparent_RGB.png27 juillet 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 Continuer la lecture

New partnership improves finance for water and sanitation in Cambodia

Chamroeun Microfinance.png18 juillet 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. Continuer la lecture

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

3N5A6926 © Burn.jpg10 juillet 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. Continuer la lecture

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

bankingly logo.png29 juin 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 ... Continuer la lecture

How impact investing can bridge the MSME funding gap

The Oikocredit Brazil team.jpg27 juin 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. Continuer la lecture

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

Logo 1 Ueno.png22 juin 2023 € 4.5 million Oikocredit loan will support women-led micro, small and medium enterprises in Paraguay Continuer la lecture

Oikocredit holds 47th annual general meeting

Annual General Meeting.png16 juin 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. Continuer la lecture

Unaitas: 30 years of impact investing for success

Logo Unaitas.jfif15 juin 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. Continuer la lecture

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

Mirjam 't Lam.jpg12 juin 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. Continuer la lecture

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

1589_Number 2.jpg07 juin 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. Continuer la lecture

Q1 2023 quarterly report: A positive start to the year

CAU-SN-070.jpg31 mai 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. Continuer la lecture

Oikocredit Live: Combatting Climate Change.

NORAN-PE-22 © Nicolas Villaume.jpg25 mai 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? Continuer la lecture

Adama Bah: When women lead, business performance improves

Adama Bah by GENEVIÈVE CHASSÉ portraits.jpg23 mai 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. Continuer la lecture

Oikocredit updates NAV calculation

22 mai 2023 New NAV metric ensures all investor participations are treated equally, regardless of currency. Continuer la lecture

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

_MG_7216.jpg12 mai 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. Continuer la lecture

Oikocredit invites members to AGM on June 9 in Amersfoort

Annual General Meeting.png09 mai 2023 Hybrid Annual General Meeting format for 2023 will support equal participation opportunities for all members. Continuer la lecture

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

Fonkoze logo.jpg04 mai 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. Continuer la lecture

Oikocredit Live: how do digital surveys measure social impact?

Iris Lanao-Executive Director FINCA Perú_©Opmeer Reports_FINCA-PE-19 (1).jpg26 avril 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. Continuer la lecture

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

AR2022 cover image.png12 avril 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. Continuer la lecture

Q4 2022 quarterly report: Continuing progress

ECO-IN-032.jpg11 avril 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. Continuer la lecture

Fusion Microfinance: Giving wings to clients’ dreams

Anirudh_1.jpg06 avril 2023 On 15 November 2022, Fusion Microfinance Ltd, a longtime Oikocredit partner, completed an initial public offering (IPO) listing in India. Continuer la lecture

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

Screenshot 2023-04-04 105707.png04 avril 2023 Strengthening the end client's voice is a crucial aspect of Oikocredit’s efforts to push the frontiers of social impact. Continuer la lecture

Kenya: ideal conditions for solar installations

Carrying out a routine inspection of the ground-level solar installation at Central University23 mars 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] Continuer la lecture

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 mars 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? Continuer la lecture

How low-income women are creating change in Honduras

Lourdes Valeriano15 mars 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. Continuer la lecture

Oikocredit launches a new capital-raising model

AGM-2019-17.jpg01 mars 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. Continuer la lecture

Oikocredit confirms implementation of new capital-raising model

AGM-2019-17.jpg15 février 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. Continuer la lecture

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

MBK-ID-44.jpg09 février 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. Continuer la lecture

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

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

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

Logo MyCredit.jpg02 février 2023 This loan facility from Oikocredit will support Kenyan financial company MyCredit to offer affordable, medium-term financing to local SMEs Continuer la lecture

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

Yellow_logo.jpg31 janvier 2023 Yellow will use Oikocredit loan to provide electricity and mobile connections to more households in Africa Continuer la lecture

Creating more positive change! Interview with Dave Smit

Dave Smit.jpg25 janvier 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. Continuer la lecture

Oikocredit Equity partner Avanti wins prestigious Indian award

Avanti logo.jpg24 janvier 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. Continuer la lecture

Projects in Action with Banco da Familia

Banco da Familia logo1.jpg10 janvier 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 ... Continuer la lecture

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

mirjam web.jpg03 janvier 2023 Oikocredit’s Managing Director, Mirjam ‘t Lam, shares her thoughts as the New Year begins. Continuer la lecture

Creating a sustainable future [video]

Ecozen seasons greetings.jpg21 décembre 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. Continuer la lecture

Oikocredit sold equity investment in Indian microfinance institution Fusion

Untitled (200 × 200px) (8).png19 décembre 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. Continuer la lecture

Oikocredit supports smallholder cocoa farmers in Côte Ivoire

FEDCO-GH-036.jpg14 décembre 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 ... Continuer la lecture

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

Logo Agroserv.jpg07 décembre 2022 The social-impact company will develop a new processing plant, diversify products, and serve more smallholder farmers and households Continuer la lecture

Microfinance addresses the gap: interview with Brij Mohan

Oikocredit_India_31.jpg05 décembre 2022 Brij Mohan is the former Executive Director of Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) and the founding Chair of ACCESS Development Services. Continuer la lecture

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

AGM-2019-17.jpg02 décembre 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. Continuer la lecture

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

Solarise l.png01 décembre 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. Continuer la lecture

Prioritising impact and maintaining balance: interview with Gwen van Berne

Gwen-van-Berne.jpg28 novembre 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. Continuer la lecture

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

Djamologo.jpg23 novembre 2022 Oikocredit and other investors will assist the fast-growing fintech in offering affordable financial services to many more financially excluded people. Continuer la lecture

Q3 2022 quarterly report: Moving in the right direction

CRES-BR- (8) (2).jpg21 novembre 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. Continuer la lecture

Mobilising investments in water and sanitation | Interview with Josien Sluijs

Josien Sluijs.jpg14 novembre 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. Continuer la lecture

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

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

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

aqua for all web asset.png01 novembre 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. Continuer la lecture

Oikocredit General Meeting votes for new capital-raising model

AGM-2019-17.jpg31 octobre 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. Continuer la lecture

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

FIN-CI-31.jpg12 octobre 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.... Continuer la lecture

Dave Smit appointed as Director of Impact Investments at Oikocredit

Dave Smit webversion.jpg10 octobre 2022 Social impact investor Oikocredit has appointed Dave Smit as its Director of Impact Investments, effective 10 October 2022. Continuer la lecture

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 septembre 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 ... Continuer la lecture

Rebuilding and rebalancing: Oikocredit publishes Impact Report 2022

IR2022 eng cover.jpg21 septembre 2022 Oikocredit publishes its Impact Report 2022 Continuer la lecture

Oikocredit to hold Extraordinary General Meeting on 14 October 2022

EGM image small19 septembre 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 ... Continuer la lecture

Dave Smit appointed as Director of Impact Investments at Oikocredit

Dave Smit webversion.jpg13 septembre 2022 Social impact investor Oikocredit has appointed Dave Smit as its Director of Impact Investments, effective 10 October 2022. Continuer la lecture

Caroline Mulwa appointed as Regional Director for Africa

Caroline Mulwa.JPG29 août 2022 Experienced impact investment professional Caroline Mulwa promoted to Regional Director Africa from 16 August 2022. Continuer la lecture

Q2 2022 quarterly report: Mixed outcomes as economic uncertainty persists

CRE-BO-24 (1).jpg23 août 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. Continuer la lecture

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

map snippet.jpg19 août 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. Continuer la lecture

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

3ArticlesToRe-Read.png10 août 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. Continuer la lecture

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

Logo ANI.jpg25 juillet 2022 The loan to the cashew processing company will sustain up to 500 jobs and support the work of 2500 cashew producers in Benin Continuer la lecture

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

Logo SP.jpg06 juillet 2022 The new partnership will help sustain in-country growth of clean, safe and affordable domestic electricity. Continuer la lecture

Oikocredit strengthens leadership with new Executive Committee

Executive Team gallery01 juillet 2022 The new committee comprises existing Managing Board members and newly appointed directors and will oversee implementation of the cooperative’s 2022-2026 strategy Continuer la lecture

Oikocredit supports new coffee platform for impact lenders

Beyco.jfif29 juin 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. Continuer la lecture

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

d.light logo17 juin 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. Continuer la lecture

Oikocredit holds 46th annual general meeting

46th AGM asset.png15 juin 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. Continuer la lecture

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

Aqua for All logo PNG.png14 juin 2022 Collaboration will develop innovative and affordable financing solutions for water, sanitation and hygiene in Africa and Asia. Continuer la lecture

Cultivating cotton for communities

IVO-CI-13.jpg02 juin 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 ... Continuer la lecture

Q1 2022 quarterly report: International events influence results

Ivoire Coton.jpg30 mai 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. Continuer la lecture

Oikocredit invites members to Annual General Meeting in June

AGM45thSocialMediaAsset.PNG16 mai 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. Continuer la lecture

Celebrating 15 years with Oikocredit: interview with Caroline Mulwa

Caroline Mulwa1 - SMALLVERSION.jpg11 mai 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. Continuer la lecture

Oikocredit supports digital financial services in Latin America

bankingly.png09 mai 2022 Oikocredit has acquired a minority stake in Bankingly as part of a funding round for USD 10 million Continuer la lecture

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

Mirjam 't Lam.jpg02 mai 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. Continuer la lecture

Financial results for 2021: achievement and recovery

Financial results 202121 avril 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. Continuer la lecture

Q4 2021 quarterly report: Achievement and recovery

Untitled design (7).png21 avril 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. Continuer la lecture

Gwen van Berne appointed as Director of Finance & Risk

Gwen-van-Berne.jpg19 avril 2022 Gwen van Berne has been appointed as Director of Finance & Risk from 9 May 2022. Continuer la lecture

Impacting investing in West Africa [interview]

Yves14 avril 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. Continuer la lecture

Latest investment to power West African communities with solar energy

Renewable energy.jpg12 avril 2022 Oikocredit invests € 1.4 million in Weziza Benin to support the growth of distributed energy in West Africa. Continuer la lecture

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

Simone and Jonas in their greenhouse28 mars 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. Continuer la lecture

Cool concepts for rural energy [interview]

Vivek and Kiran (RE).png14 mars 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. Continuer la lecture

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

Marilou Juanito.jpeg08 mars 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. Continuer la lecture

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

Elikanah photo Part 2-2.jpg03 mars 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. Continuer la lecture

Journey of the heart: visiting the Rwanda Tea Seedlings Project

Elikanah Ng'ang'a28 février 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. Continuer la lecture

Proud to have worked for Oikocredit [interview]

Bart-van-Eyk-web.jpg08 février 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. Continuer la lecture

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

Hans_1697_web.jpg31 janvier 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. Continuer la lecture

€ 5 million loan to power African SMEs with solar energy

ecoligo Solar System Kenya.jpg25 janvier 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 Continuer la lecture

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

Client self-perception survey coverpage.png12 janvier 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. Continuer la lecture

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

Mirjam 't Lam.jpg10 janvier 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. Continuer la lecture

New Year’s Message: Looking back and moving forward

Mirjam 't Lam.jpg04 janvier 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. Continuer la lecture

The season of joy and Mercy’s story

UNAI-KE-65.jpg17 décembre 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. Continuer la lecture

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

First+.png15 décembre 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. Continuer la lecture

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

EGM image small07 décembre 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. Continuer la lecture

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

Spark.jpg07 décembre 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 Continuer la lecture

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

MVP.png06 décembre 2021 Oikocredit has been working with its stakeholders for some time to develop a new purpose-driven multi-year strategy for launch in 2022. Continuer la lecture

Call for Supervisory Board applications

Newsletter November screenshot01 décembre 2021 Oikocredit intends to appoint new members to its Supervisory Board during its annual general meeting in June 2022. Continuer la lecture

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

ALD-NI-50.jpg30 novembre 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 ... Continuer la lecture

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

ETG17 novembre 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 Continuer la lecture

Q3 2021 quarterly report: Cautious optimism

Untitled design (7).png16 novembre 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. Continuer la lecture

Mirjam ‘t Lam appointed Oikocredit’s Managing Director

Mirjam 't Lam.jpg16 novembre 2021 Mirjam ‘t Lam has been appointed Managing Director of Oikocredit, effective 1 December 2021. Continuer la lecture

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

15 novembre 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. Continuer la lecture

Oikocredit holds general meeting in December

EGM image.png05 novembre 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. Continuer la lecture

Capacity building for agriculture [interview]

Barbara.jpg04 novembre 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. Continuer la lecture

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

CMS.jpg03 novembre 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 Continuer la lecture

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

logo.jpg01 novembre 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 Continuer la lecture

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

cashews27 octobre 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. Continuer la lecture

Stories from Brazil [part 2]: Crediluz

CRED-BR- (40).jpg21 octobre 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. Continuer la lecture

Stories from Brazil [part 1]: Sulcredi

Vilson Ghisleri in his vineyard21 octobre 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. Continuer la lecture

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

Genesis Empresarial20 octobre 2021 Stable and successful Central American microfinance institution helps low-income rural clients and their families improve lives with microfinance services and training. Continuer la lecture

Gladys’ story: financing for families and flavour

COOP-EC-032.jpg13 octobre 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. Continuer la lecture

Oikocredit signs new loan guarantee agreement with AGF

Screenshot 2021-10-08 110039.png08 octobre 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. Continuer la lecture

Celebrate International Coffee Day with a cup of sustainable coffee!

Jose Augusto Cordón, Oikocredit’s Senior Investment Officer in Central America01 octobre 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! Continuer la lecture

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 septembre 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. Continuer la lecture

Change to Oikocredit’s Managing Board

Bart-van-Eyk-web.jpg23 septembre 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. Continuer la lecture

Supporting partners’ innovative responses to Covid-19

response asset 1.png22 septembre 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. Continuer la lecture

Oikocredit is partnering with Sidian Bank to support SMEs in Kenya

Sidian Bank logo.jpg22 septembre 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. Continuer la lecture

Making a difference: our Impact Report 2021

Elikanah asset.png20 septembre 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. Continuer la lecture

Impact Report 2021 is live!

fb.png15 septembre 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. Continuer la lecture

Carlos and Esteban’s story: Securing a better future

JARD-EC-047.jpg03 septembre 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. Continuer la lecture

Q2 2021 quarterly report: Performing acceptably in an unpredictable environment

Untitled design (7).png23 août 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. Continuer la lecture

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

AGM-2018-05.jpg20 août 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. Continuer la lecture

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

AGM-2018-05.jpg19 août 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. Continuer la lecture

Oikocredit appoints new Regional Equity Manager for Asia

Anirudh_1.jpg19 août 2021 Oikocredit has appointed Anirudh Sarda as Equity Manager for investments in Asia. Continuer la lecture

Oikocredit’s work and plans in Brazil

Nicolas Viedma12 août 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. Continuer la lecture

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

mango03 août 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 Continuer la lecture

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

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

Oikocredit makes interim changes to its Managing Board

Org announcement.png20 juillet 2021 Oikocredit will make two interim changes to its Managing Board while the cooperative continues its search for a new Managing Director. Continuer la lecture

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

Unaitas Logo15 juillet 2021 Oikocredit is providing a new loan to Unaitas, the fastest growing savings cooperative in Kenya with over 378,000 members. Continuer la lecture

Oikocredit appoints new Regional Equity Managers

Valeria and Sebastien.png08 juillet 2021 Oikocredit has appointed two new Equity Managers, Valeria Gelsi and Sébastien Rigaud, with responsibility respectively for Latin America and Africa Continuer la lecture

A better life in the cooperative

Coops day asset02 juillet 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. Continuer la lecture

Oikocredit is ready for the future [interview]

Thos Gieskes_web28 juin 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. Continuer la lecture

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

logo.jpg24 juin 2021 Oikocredit’s loan to Fin’Elle will help provide microfinance and mesofinance loans to 10,000 households in Côte d'Ivoire. Continuer la lecture

Looking for our new Managing Director

Appointment of MD brochure.jpg23 juin 2021 Oikocredit is looking for an inspirational and visionary Managing Director to lead our impact into the future. Continuer la lecture

Specialty coffee making an impact

CARA-UK-020.jpg16 juin 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. Continuer la lecture

Oikocredit holds 45th annual general meeting

45th AGM asset.png14 juin 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. Continuer la lecture

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

cropped-GnM-LOGO.png10 juin 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. Continuer la lecture

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

FCMB_Logo.png03 juin 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. Continuer la lecture

Building resiliency among partners [blog]

latest.png31 mai 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. Continuer la lecture

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

ANAT-BF-03.jpg27 mai 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. Continuer la lecture

Q1 2021 quarterly report: Steady recovery

Untitled design (7).png25 mai 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. Continuer la lecture