International Press Releases

Oikocredit invests in cashew processor Anatrans in Burkina Faso

14 November 2018 Social impact investor Oikocredit has taken a € 2 million stake in Burkinabe cashew processor Anatrans full story

Oikocredit and BID LAB invest in fintech Sempli to support Colombian SMEs

31 October 2018 31 October 2018, Bogotá, Colombia – Social impact investor Oikocredit and the Inter-American Development Bank (BID LAB) have closed an investment of USD 5.7 million in Sempli, a Colombian fintech that provides loans to small and medium enterprises (SMEs). full story

Oikocredit invests in Brazilian FinTech Avante to support one million micro-entrepreneurs by 2021

06 September 2018 6 September 2018, Amersfoort, the Netherlands / São Paulo, Brazil – Social impact investor Oikocredit has acquired a stake in Avante, a Brazilian FinTech offering financial services to micro-entrepreneurs at the base of the pyramid. full story

Oikocredit outperforms sector in microfinance outreach to women

12 July 2018 The social impact investor's latest Social & Environmental Performance Report also showed strong progress on indicators for renewable energy full story

Oikocredit invests € 1 million in clean cooking with Rwanda’s Inyenyeri, to “Leave No One Behind”

02 May 2018 Clean fuel company Inyenyeri will use the convertible loan to reach 150,000 households by 2020. full story

Oikocredit announces annual results and reveals enhanced strategy to strengthen social impact

11 April 2018 Amersfoort, the Netherlands – Social impact investor and worldwide cooperative Oikocredit today published its annual results for 2017. Oikocredit continues to fulfil its ambition to improve the quality of life of low-income people by providing financing and capacity building support to 747 partner organisations active in inclusive finance, agriculture and renewable energy. full story

Oikocredit sells stake in Financiera Confianza

24 October 2017 Social investor Oikocredit has exited Peruvian microfinance institution Financiera Confianza for an undisclosed amount. full story

Oikocredit appoints Laura Pool as chief risk officer

13 September 2017 Amersfoort, the Netherlands. Social investor Oikocredit today announced that Laura Pool is to become its chief risk officer with effect from 18 December. She will head Oikocredit’s risk department and join the managing board. full story

40 million people reached in 2016 by organisations financed by Oikocredit

27 June 2017 Social impact investor Oikocredit’s latest Social and Environmental Performance Report shows 84 per cent of those reached were women full story

International cooperative Oikocredit holds development finance meetings in Accra

15 June 2017 Oikocredit brought 150 people from 33 countries to Ghana for its annual general meeting and financial inclusion conference full story

Oikocredit surpasses € 1 billion development financing milestone in 2016

22 March 2017 Amersfoort, the Netherlands – Today social investor and worldwide cooperative Oikocredit published its financial results for 2016, revealing a development financing portfolio of €1,047.2 million, up 16% on 2015. full story

Thos Gieskes appointed as managing director of Oikocredit

07 February 2017 Amersfoort – the Netherlands. Social investor Oikocredit today announced that it will welcome Thos Gieskes as its new managing director as of April 2017. full story

Major agricultural lenders affirm shared environmental and social principles

06 February 2017 Nairobi, Kenya — Oikocredit and eight other Members of the Council on Smallholder Agricultural Finance (CSAF) announced at their regional meeting that they have formally adopted a set of jointly developed environmental, social, and governance (ESG) principles. full story

Oikocredit boosts stake in Bolivia’s Banco Fie

24 November 2016 The capital increase more than doubles the social investor’s equity stake in this leading Latin American microfinance institution. full story

USAID and Oikocredit join forces to bring financing to agriculture in West Africa

17 November 2016 A new USAID facility of up to US $ 24 million will guarantee Oikocredit loans to smallholder farmers in cashew, fruit and cereal value chains. full story

Oikocredit supports expansion of home solar in West Africa with PEG Ghana

03 November 2016 Financing from Oikocredit, responsAbility and SunFunder will support PEG’s goal of supplying 500,000 households with off-grid energy by 2020 full story

Oikocredit appoints Hann Verheijen as credit director

15 September 2016 Amersfoort, the Netherlands – Social investor Oikocredit today announced that Hann Verheijen will become its new credit director with effect from 1 October. He will oversee Oikocredit’s lending to partner organizations in over 70 countries. In carrying out his new role, Verheijen will take a seat on Oikocredit’s managing board in Amersfoort. full story

Solid social results for Oikocredit; investments in low-income countries up 22%

17 June 2016 Leading social investor, Oikocredit, today announced its social performance results for 2015. Result highlights include: Investments in low-income countries up 22% to € 132 million Clients reached... full story

Oikocredit grows total portfolio by 23%, reaches record investments in Africa

23 March 2016 Amersfoort, the Netherlands, 23 March 2016 Global impact investor, Oikocredit, today announced its results for the full year ended 31 December 2015, passing a historic € 1 billion milestone in ... full story

Bart van Eyk appointed equity and business development director

07 July 2015 Amersfoort, the Netherlands – Social investor and worldwide cooperative, Oikocredit, today announced the appointment of Bart van Eyk as equity and business development director from 1 August 2015. full story