Oikocredit events and news
Oikocredit Canada Newsletter
February 2018

Oikocredit's future direction, and a look at women coffee farmers in Brazil

In this newsletter, our managing director, Thos Gieskes, gives some insight into Oikocredit's future direction. We then shine the spotlight on two of our partners -- Coopfam, a cooperative which is empowering women coffee farmers in Brazil, and Banco Pyme de la Comunidad, which supports microentrepreneurs in Bolivia.

In Canadian news, there is an invitation to the upcoming Good Investment Fair in Toronto, and information about the launch of the Oikocredit Canada Marketing Challenge.


Our Managing Director, Thos Gisekes

Thos looks at the challenges for the future and how Oikocredit can build on its strengths. 


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Join us at the 2018 Good Investment Fair

Please join us at the 2018 Good Investment Fair at the Center for Social Innovation in Toronto, Feb. 21.

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Oikocredit Canada launches millennial marketing challenge

In this blog, Oikocredit Canada board member Rachel Gonsalves talks about our new marketing competition for university and college students.

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Video: Women coffee producers

Oikocredit’s Brazilian partner Coopfam is helping to empower women by spearheading a campaign to support female coffee growers. Its speciality organic coffee 'Café Feminino' is produced exclusively by women in the coffee-growing community of Poço Fundo in south-eastern Brazil.

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On the ball: Bolivian entrepreneurs

We look at a flourishing table-football business owned by Bolivian craftsman Felix Cardenas. Felix is a client of our partner Banco Pyme de la Comunidad which supports the region’s micro entrepreneurs.

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Oikocredit facts & figures

OIkocredit stats from September, 2017

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