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.


Key figures

Key figures 

At 31 March 2017

Total assets € 1.2 billion ($ 1.3 billion)¹
Total capital outstanding € 1.053 million ($ 1.1 billion)
Total number of partners  802
Microfinance partners (of total number of partners) 521
Average loan size total portfolio € 1.5 million  ($ 1.6 million)²
Average loan size to microfinance institutions € 1.7 million  ($ 1.8 million)²

¹ At 31 December 2016
² based on approved loan amounts

  • inclusive finance*
  • renewable energy
  • other
  • agriculture
  • loans
  • investments
  • Latin America
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Central and Eastern Europe
  • other regions

Social Performance

at 31 December 2015

Social performance management is a priority for Oikocredit. We monitor certain social performance indicators to ensure our microfinance partners reach the right target groups and provide services that work towards a positive change in people's lives.

Clients reached by Oikocredit's microfinance partners 46 million
% female clients  86%
% rural clients  51%
People employed by social enterprises 84,000
of which permanent jobs 34,820