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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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Video featuring solar power solutions in India

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Punam Energy Private Limited (PEPL), based in Kolkata, is the commercial offshoot of the NGO SwitchON. All of its products are marketed under the brand name ONergy. The NGO has been instrumental in creating awareness about climate change and sustainable living. PEPL aims to create ecosystems with sustainable energy solutions in rural India, and tackle distribution and financing challenges. PEPL’s off-grid solar energy solutions include small LED lanterns, home lighting and electrification systems, large installations for institutions, streetlights, irrigation pumps and TVs. To date, PEPL has impacted over 250,000 lives in rural India through the provision of such products.

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