From organic agriculture that reclaims land in the Egyptian desert; to solar lamps that bring affordable lighting to remote Indian villages, Oikocredit has a 40-year track record as a leading worldwide social impact investor.
In 2015, Oikocredit reached 46 million people across 69 countries with vital finance, education and training through its fair-trade, co-operative, social enterprise and microfinance partners. The areas in which Oikocredit focus their investment activities span inclusive finance (including microfinance), agriculture (including fair trade and organic), and renewable energy (including off-grid). Read more
In 2015 Oikocredit's development financing portfolio grew faster than expected to €900.2m (£662.3m), a rise of 23% versus 2014. Oikocredit also approved a record €497.8m (£366.2m) in loans and investments, a rise of 30% versus 2014. See the Financial page for full information.
The Oikocredit co-operative is guided by the principle of empowering low-income communities in Africa, Asia, LatAm and Central & Eastern Europe. It believes that the most effective, sustainable means of assisting those in need is by providing them with an opportunity to build their own paths out of poverty through the instrument of investment.
Over 46 million people worldwide have been offered financial and other support to start their own businesses; educate their children; sustain their communities; and, ultimately, to lift themselves out of poverty.
COOPECAN is a co-op that promotes the wellbeing and integral development of farmers raising South American camels. It has the bargaining power to secure fairer prices in a market that is typically dominated by large companies who are inclined to pay very little
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