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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.


At Oikocredit, we believe the world’s poor can build better lives for themselves – if only given the chance. They don’t lack ability, they lack opportunity.

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1000 Locals Strong

We are running a campaign to gain 1000 new members as a symbolic gesture of support for microfinance. There is no cost or time commitment -membership is simply a way to measure local support for microfinance organizations and recognize them as important players in the fight against global poverty.

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The Oikocredit Difference

You may have donated or invested in other microfinance organizations and projects. Learn how Oikocredit is different than other microfinance funders.

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Oikocredit Across Continents

Viviana and Zion.jpg12/07 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. full story

Facts & Figures

  • $ 1.1 billion

    Total capital outstanding

  • 789

    Oikocredit Partners

  • 71

    Countries Oikocredit has partners

  • 84%

    Percent of female clients reached

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Working capital for portfolio expansion in Oaxaca and southern Mexico Mexico - Unión de Crédito Concreces SA de CV

Working capital for portfolio expansion in Oaxaca and southern Mexico

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