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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.

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Key figures

Key figures 

At 30 June 2017

Total assets € 1,153 million ($ 1.3 billion)
Total capital outstanding € 971.5 million ($ 1.1 billion)
Total number of partners  789
Microfinance partners (of total number of partners) 519
Average loan size total portfolio € 1.5 million  ($ 1.6 million)¹
Average loan size to microfinance institutions € 1.7 million  ($ 1.8 million)¹


¹ based on approved loan amounts

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

Social and environmental performance

at 31 December 2016

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

Clients reached by Oikocredit's inclusive finance partners 40 million
% female clients  84%
% rural clients  48%
   
People employed by social enterprises 53,600
of which permanent jobs 36,200
Renewable energy
Households with access to clean energy 5,400
CO2 avoided/reduced (in tonnes) 6,960