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A cool head and a warm heart: how to produce organic and fair trade honey [partner story]

MIEL-MX-23.jpgvendredi mai 2018 There's lots that we can learn from bees: alternative ways of working, serving the community and sharing. We talked to Luis Enrique Castañón Chavarría, Managing Director of Oikocredit’s fair trade and organic partner Miel Mexicana, about how bees cooperate, the beekeeping industry and its international customers. Continuer la lecture

Oikocredit invests € 1 million in renewable energy company Inyenyeri

Inyenyeri photo 3.jpgmercredi mai 2018 Today Oikocredit and Inyenyeri announced the € 1 million loan investment at the Sustainable Energy for All Forum in Lisbon, Portugal. Continuer la lecture

E-Hands: solar energy for India’s unbanked  

Solar for rural bank - Bamraha,  Rewa, Madhya Pradesh.jpgjeudi avril 2018 In India, some 270 million people, a fifth of the population, lack access to electricity1. Some 90% of the country’s off-grid communities are based in remote, rural areas, with many households ... Continuer la lecture

Oikocredit Annual Report and press release highlighting 2017

ar18-v1.jpgmercredi avril 2018 Today Oikocredit published its annual report and press release for its 2017 financial results. Continuer la lecture

Enhancing coffee cooperatives’ price risk management

IMG_8949.jpgjeudi mars 2018 From 21 February to 1 March, Oikocredit held two workshops in the Peruvian city of Jaén on price risk management (PRM) for coffee cooperatives in Peru and Colombia. Continuer la lecture

“Oikocredit is a frontrunner”: getting to know our director of risk

Laura Pool, director of risk at Oikocredit.jpgmercredi février 2018 In December 2017, Oikocredit welcomed Laura Pool as our new director of risk and member of our managing board. We spoke to Laura about risk management, her passions and why she chose Oikocredit. Continuer la lecture

India summit: Putting people before profit by transforming the financial sector

ESA-IN-17.jpgjeudi février 2018 Oikocredit and Maanaveeya, an Indian subsidiary of Oikocredit, in collaboration with the Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV) are to co-host a summit on 23 February 2018 in Hyderabad, India to highlight the opportunities for microfinance institutions (MFIs) to become small finance banks (SFBs) whilst remaining true to their social mission. The event brings together representatives from 15 financial institutions/stakeholders across India. Continuer la lecture

Coffee for generations: Colombian coffee farmers’ perseverance and environmental care

RED-CO-51.jpglundi février 2018 Oikocredit partner organisation Red Ecolsierra has enabled coffee farmers in Colombia to receive fair prices and increase the quality and quantity of production despite the violence and unrest that filled the region for decades. Continuer la lecture

Local presence is our strong point

Maria photo.jpgjeudi février 2018 Maria Koramoa heads Oikocredit's country office in Accra, Ghana's capital, and is the deputy head of Oikocredit West Africa. As a financial expert, Maria has studied economics, sociology and education in Birmingham and the Cape Coast. She is specialised in microfinance and the development of small and medium-sized enterprises. During a Skype call, Maria shared some insights into her work. Continuer la lecture

Oikocredit and African Guarantee Fund sign new agreement to finance SMEs

AGF and Oikocredit 5lundi janvier 2018 On 25 January, Oikocredit signed a new agreement with African Guarantee Fund (AGF) to boost financing to microfinance institutions and agricultural and renewable energy SMEs in Africa. The signing... Continuer la lecture