A key driver to Oikocredit’s success is its close contact and proximity to all of its partners. Oikocredit works through a global network of regional offices staffed by local professionals with extensive experience and understanding of the needs in the country and the partners. These people speak the local language, understand the local context and are ‘on the ground’ if partners need them.
Our regional offices
Our offices are the first point of contact for Oikocredit partners. Each office:
- promotes Oikocredit locally
- identifies potential partners and networking opportunities
- assesses the economic viability and social impact of a financial request
- prepares loan, credit lines and equity applications which are sent to Oikocredit International for approval
Once a loan has been disbursed, our regional staff closely monitor the partner and assist if there are further needs.