Regional volunteer groups

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Why volunteer groups?

Oikocredit Support Associations are collectives of volunteers whose members are engaged in promoting Oikocredit’s mission. Volunteer associations are part of a long-standing tradition in Oikocredit’s work. In addition to being active volunteers for Oikocredit, Support Associations are members of the Oikocredit International cooperative.

Oikocredit has two Support Associations based in the US – the Western Pennsylvania Support Association and the Oikocredit Northwest Support Association based in Seattle. Click on the regions to learn more about how you can get involved in your local Support Association.


Important Legal information

Ecumenical Development Corporation, U.S.A., doing business under the assumed name Oikocredit–U.S.A. (“Oikocredit-USA”) is an Illinois not-for-profit corporation exempt from federal income tax pursuant to Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3).  Oikocredit-USA is organized and operated exclusively for charitable and educational purposes.  Oikocredit-USA seek to achieve its purposes by: (i) mobilizing financial credit and resources to promote economic growth, social justice, and self-reliance among the poor, the distressed, and the underprivileged in the poor areas of the world; and (ii) furthering the advancement of education as to the principles of management and the successful operation of enterprises, assisting in the prevention of economic deterioration, promoting social welfare, and lessening the burdens of government in the countries of the world within which its assistance is granted.