Continuing our pioneering tradition
Oikocredit Canada Newsletter
April 2016

Continuing our pioneering tradition

At the end of March, we released our results for 2015, which highlighted our commitment to growing in Africa as well as our diversification into renewable energy and business development.

In this edition you’ll find news about plans to promote Oikocredit in Canada, the results press release, an interview with our newly established business development team, news about one of our capacity building programmes and two new partners in renewable energy.  

Ging Ledesma

Oikocredit's volunteer networks collaborate to promote mission across Canada

Oikocredit Canada-West (OCW) has been in discussions with its sister association, Oikocredit Canada-Central, to create a larger national support association stretching from British Columbia to Quebec. A steering committee with representatives from each support association, the National Support Office and the Oikocredit International Office has been struck to develop a unification plan.

The plan will be discussed at OCW's annual meeting April 17. Ging Ledesma, Oikocredit's director of investor relations and social performance, will be on hand to speak about the future of development finance.

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Investing in Honduran solar power

Oikocredit's renewable energy team started 2016 strongly with an $ 11 million investment in a solar energy power plant which will provide clean energy to more than 71,000 homes in Honduras.

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Oikocredit's 2015 full-year results

At a press conference in Frankfurt, Germany, we recently announced our 2015 results. We passed a historic milestone of € 1 billion in total assets and grew our Africa portfolio by 52%. 

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Introducing business development

In 2015, Oikocredit expanded its business development team to further enable the cooperative's innovation. We interviewed two team members about what drives business development at Oikocredit.

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Oikocredit facts & figures

Our facts and figures for the 4th quarter of 2015 include capital outstanding, total number of partners and countries where we invest as well as an overview of our funding by type, region and sector.

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Client outcomes programme

A new report describes Oikocredit’s client outcomes programme which provides capacity building support to partners to help them better analyze client data and improve services.

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About the header image

Pictured are employees of renewable energy partner BBOXX in Rwanda. In late 2015, Oikocredit invested in BBOXX DEARS Kenya LLP.

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