End-Client Survey Results | MD Interview | € 2m For African Solar
Oikocredit International Newsletter
February 2022

The importance of our new focus

Resilience has proved immensely important in recent times. When resilience is built at community level, it has the potential to make an even bigger difference.

Oikocredit's new purpose-driven strategy, which will be launched this year, has been created in collaboration with our stakeholders and features a focus on communities.

In this newsletter, we share developments and insights that underline the importance of listening to the people we serve and adapting to ever-changing circumstances.


Surveying our partners' clients

A digital survey of the clients of five financial service providers has revealed how clients perceive the changes in their lives over the past 12 months, from the impact of Covid-19 to increased participation in family decisions

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Interview with our new Managing Director

Mirjam 't Lam became Oikocredit's Managing Director in December. Here she discusses her background, what inspires her, and what she sees as lying ahead for Oikocredit.

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Our new community-focused approach

Oikocredit has been working with its stakeholders to develop a new purpose-driven multi-year strategy for launch in 2022. In this interview, colleagues in Latin America explain the importance of focusing on communities.

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Oikocredit invests € 2m in African solar

The investment in pay-as-you-go solar provider Spark will make clean electricity accessible to an estimated 500,000 underserved households in sub-Saharan Africa, replacing kerosene lanterns and diesel generators.

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Collaborating for education

In some societies, 'learning poverty' is widespread. Oikocredit's Regional Director Africa, Hans Perk, explains the importance of Oikocredit's new education partnership with Opportunity International.

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