Annual results and the way forward
Oikocredit International Newsletter
April 2018

Financial results and paving the way forward

This year marks 50 years since the idea of creating Oikocredit first came about. When looking back, we are proud of our achievements. Since our actual founding in 1975, we have supported over 1,800 organisations in their quest to help people in low-income communities improve their lives. 

While our mission has not changed over the decades, the world around us has. You can read more about that and Oikocredit's response in our annual report. This newsletter also includes our 2017 results press release and an inspiring story featuring our partner Contactar. This microfinance organisation supports small-scale entrepreneurs across a range of activities in southern Colombia, not just by providing loans but also by taking steps to improve their wellbeing.


Oikocredit's 2017 full-year results

Our latest press release reveals key figures from 2017 including our member capital crossing the one billion euro mark and the doubling of efforts in capacity building. Foreign exchange results impacted Oikocredit's income but were largely offset by the cooperative's internal currency fund.

Read the press release >

Annual Report 2017

Oikocredit’s annual report is now live. Our 2017 report includes a high-level overview of our financial results from our managing and supervisory boards, along with our financial statements for 2017.

Read our 2017 annual report >

Factory worker to factory owner

Our Colombian partner Contactar goes beyond providing loans to help its clients grow their businesses. It provides tailor-made training, health and safety advice, help with housing and advice on nutrition. Read about Pedro Bastidas, who went from factory worker to factory owner.

Read the full story >

Oikocredit facts & figures

Our data for the fourth quarter of 2017 includes capital outstanding, the total number of partners and countries where we invest, as well as an overview of our funding by type, region and sector. The figures also include households with access to clean energy and CO2 reduced.

Read more >
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