Blog posts from Oikocredit UK
Pachamama is the term used by the Andean people to represent Mother Earth or Gaia. It is at the heart of the operating philosophy of Fundación Colonia Piraí (FCP), which has received €140,000 direct funding from Oikocredit to date - thanks to investments from private individuals and organisations.
Borrowed from the old adage “by educating a woman you educate her family”, both these phrases are the fervent belief of President Lic. V. Vitty Arano De Rodriguez and Treasurer Lic. Susana Moreno Velasco, Director of the FUNBODEM Bolivian Foundation for the Development of Women.
Our Oikocredit study group heads north-west from Santa Cruz de la Sierra, following the road towards our rural destination, Yapacani.
…And at present, for me, specific words. Lots of them…
…Fairtrade, cooperatives, microfinance, social enterprise, impact investment, responsible investment, positive investment, social investment, ethical investment, socially responsible investment, sustainable investment, mixed motive investment. Arrgh. All of these words - broadly belonging to the same business sector - seem to me to be imbued with deep meaning yet, at the same time, they are confusing. At least perhaps to the layperson, which I suspect I am.