Posts about Environment

Blog posts from Oikocredit UK

  1. A very special female brand of Brazilian organic Fairtrade coffee

    16 January 2018 at 17:57 - by Monica Middleton - 0 comments

    What does an organic Fairtrade specialty coffee and social impact investing have to do with empowering some of the poorest women in the world?

    In rural Minas Gerais, Brazil’s biggest coffee-growing state, women used to support their husbands on small family farms but had little involvement or say in the business or farming decisions. This changed forever in 2006, when Oikocredit investee partner, Coopfam (Cooperativa dos Agricultores Familiares de Poço Fundo e Região) - a smallholder coffee co-operative, started to focus on empowering women to play an equal role in producing the Arabica coffee that had been a part of their lives for decades.

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  2. Pay-as-you-go solar is lighting up the lives of Ghana’s micro-entrepreneurs

    29 August 2017 at 18:31 - by Archie Pearson - 0 comments

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    Demand for electricity in Ghana is ever-growing but the grid can be unreliable. Renewable energy providers such as PEG are helping fill the gaps

    Micro-entrepreneurs and their families are benefiting from clean, affordable renewable energy, thanks to Oikocredit partner, PEG. Photograph: Capture Ghana

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  3. Oikocredit signs the Global Investor Statement on climate change

    22 September 2014 at 15:15 - by Monica Middleton - 0 comments

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    Over on our international website, our managing director, David Woods, has written a blog post about the UN's Climate Summit in New York.

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