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Oikocredit International Share Foundation

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.

Oikocredit what they do

What they do

Oikocredit is a worldwide co-operative that promotes sustainable development by providing loans, capital and capacity building support to microfinance institutions, cooperatives, fair trade organizations, small to medium enterprises and renewable energy projects. As a social investor, Oikocredit’s work is guided by the principle of empowering people to improve their livelihoods. Read more

Financial performance

In 2016 Oikocredit's achieved good results or exceeded all outflow and inflow target levels. One equity sale generated a sizeable profit that will be used to invest in Oikocredit as well as in partners. Overall development financing portfolio growth exceeded expectations and the outstanding portfolio surpassed the € 1 billion mark.


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Social performance

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.

  • Key social performance indicator


    Development finance outstanding (2016).

    Oikocredit works with partners to implement industry tools to monitor indicators of social performance.

Governance and people

Who benefits

Over 40 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.

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    Ambootia Tea Group Co-operative

    Ambootia has acquired 12 of the 87 remaining Darjeeling plantations and has become internationally renowned for its high-quality teas. It focuses on producing great tasting teas and improving the lives of its employees – ensuring that fair wages are a priority in a country where more than an estimated 18 million people are paid unfairly.

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