Actualités (en Anglais)

Oikocredit Across Continents

Viviana and Zion.jpgjeudi décembre 2017 Katharina Welp, communications officer at Oikocredit’s support association North East Germany in Berlin, completed a one-week exchange visit to Oikocredit’s head office in Amersfoort, the Netherlands. She met up with two colleagues from Oikocredit’s regional offices who were also in Amersfoort for an exchange. Continuer la lecture

‘Banking on women’: empowering Kenyan women through microfinance

KWFT-Grace.jpgmardi novembre 2017 “In Africa, there is nothing as important as empowering a woman. When you empower a woman, it’s as if you are empowering the whole country. KWFT is empowering me with education, with knowledge and with money.” Continuer la lecture

How women coffee farmers in Brazil are building economic independence

Dayany de Assis dos Santos Ferreira.jpgvendredi novembre 2017 The Coopfam (Cooperativa dos Agricultores Familiares de Poço Fundo e Região) coffee cooperative is empowering women to produce a speciality organic coffee and improve their livelihoods Continuer la lecture

Microfinance in action: Kick-starting a table football business

BancoPymedelaComunidad.jpgmardi novembre 2017 Oikocredit’s longstanding partnership with Banco Pyme de la Comunidad is enabling micro-entrepreneurs in Bolivia to build flourishing, sustainable businesses Continuer la lecture

Oikocredit’s new forum for multi-stakeholder dialogue

Ueli Burkhalter 20162.jpglundi octobre 2017 Pastor Ueli Burkhalter is the seventh member of Oikocredit’s recently formed members' council (MC). The MC is a consultation and advisory body elected by Oikocredit’s member organisations to ... Continuer la lecture

“Together, we are a movement.’’ Thos Gieskes’ first six months at Oikocredit [interview]

Thos Gieskes.jpgjeudi octobre 2017 We caught up with Oikocredit’s managing director, Thos Gieskes, to hear about his first six months at the global cooperative. In the interview, he talks about some of Oikocredit’s strengths and challenges along with insights from his journey in getting to know the ins and outs of the organisation. Continuer la lecture

Supporting organic coffee growers in southern Ecuador

FAPECAFES.jpgmardi septembre 2017 “Being organic is not just about paper certification - it’s a state of mind. It’s close to our hearts; farmers are choosing not to use fertilisers which damage everything,” says Miguel Mosquera as he walks alongside his coffee plants. Continuer la lecture

Indulge in a FAPECAFES fair trade coffee at our events across Europe

Jose.jpgjeudi septembre 2017 Located in the mountains of southern Ecuador, Oikocredit partner FAPECAFES is an organisation of six cooperatives seeking to improve the conditions of its farmer members by commercialising fair trade and organic coffee. Continuer la lecture

How fair trade is helping smallholder coffee farmers succeed

Photo courtesy of Barista Magazine.jpgvendredi septembre 2017 Fair Trade USA is the leading fair trade certifying body in North America, operating globally alongside the European-based Fairtrade International. Colleen Anunu, Fair Trade USA’s Senior Manager of Supply Chain, reflects on some of fair trade’s achievements and challenges, with a focus on the coffee sector. She also explains how Fair Trade USA and Oikocredit are teaming up to reduce price risks for coffee farmers. Continuer la lecture

Laura Pool appointed as chief risk officer

mercredi septembre 2017 Laura Pool will become Oikocredit’s chief risk officer on 18 December, heading the risk department and joining the managing board. Continuer la lecture