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Why Support Associations?

Oikocredit Canada’s Support Associations are groups of volunteers whose members are engaged in promoting Oikocredit’s mission. Volunteer associations are part of a long-standing tradition in Oikocredit’s work. In addition to being active volunteers for Oikocredit, Support Associations are members of the Oikocredit International co-operative.

Oikocredit has two Support Associations in Canada – Oikocredit Canada and Oikocredit Canada Atlantic. Click on the regions to learn more about how you can get involved in your local Support Association.


Investors and volunteers visit Oikocredit partners in Peru

Investors and volunteers visit Oikocredit partners in Peru

CENFR-PE-30.jpgNovember 26 | 2018

A group of Oikocredit investors, volunteers and staff will soon be heading to Peru for this year’s study tour, which takes place from 2 to 8 December. Participants will visit a financial inclusion organisation and its end-clients in Lima. In Jaén and San Ignacio, they will visit a fair-trade coffee cooperative and its farmer members.

The study tour participants will visit the following cities/towns and partners:

Lima: Finca Perú and Financiera ProEmpresa (financial inclusion organisations);

Jaén: Central Fronteriza del Norte de Cafetaleros (Cenfrocafe) (coffee cooperative);

San Ignacio: Cooperativa de Servicios Múltiples Aprocassi (Aprocassi) and Unión de Cafetaleros Ecológicos (Unicafec) (coffee cooperatives).

The study tour 2018 participants will gain insights into Peru’s financial inclusion and coffee sectors. All participants will visit one financial inclusion partner and one coffee partner.

Participants will learn how coffee cooperatives’ services help small farmers gain meaningful inclusion in the agricultural value-chain.

Supporting Oikocredit partners is central to our work and the partner visits are a valuable opportunity to see firsthand the work being carried out in the field.

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