Oikocredit Canada Newsletter
October 2021

Oikocredit News and Updates


Celebrate International Coffee Day with a cup of sustainable coffee!

International Coffee Day takes place every 1 October. It’s a day to appreciate the hard work of coffee growers around the world and to renew efforts to ensure that they earn a fair income for their efforts. There can be no better day to drink a cup of sustainable and fair trade coffee with friends and family!

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Oikocredit signs new loan guarantee agreement with African Guarantee Fund

African Guarantee Fund for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (AGF) is enhancing its loan guarantee to Oikocredit by US$ 25 million, bringing its total 10-year loan guarantee to US$ 43 million. Oikocredit will use the additional guarantee to increase lending to partners across Africa with higher risks, such as small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) and microfinance institutions (MFIs). 

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Oikocredit joins USD $55 million Covid-19 relief loan programme for sustainable agriculture in India

The U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) are jointly sponsoring a $55 million credit guarantee with Maanaveeya, our subsidiary in India, and other lenders to support the Indian agriculture sector hit by Covid-19.

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What's Happening in North America?


Webinar Invite: Co-op Week 2021 - Embracing the Future with Cooperation

DATE: Friday, October 22, 2021
TIME: 10-11 am ET

Join us for an informal roundtable discussion (online) with members of leading cooperatives on the Co-op Week theme “Embracing the Future with Cooperation.”

The last two years has been challenging for all communities, including the cooperative community. Co-op Week is a time to reflect and share insights on how cooperatives can innovate and collaborate for a sustainable and equitable future. 


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The United Church of Canada (UCC) is one of more than 500 church-related members of Oikocredit International.  Each of those members holds a financial investment in Oikocredit ranging from a few hundred dollars to millions of dollars. Hans van Nie writes about the UCC and Oikocredit's beginning and journey so far.

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Webinar: The role impact investors in the COVID-19 recovery

Oikocredit Canada and Oikocredit US jointly organized a webinar on the launch of Oikocredit International's 2021 Impact Report on September 24, 2021. The webinar discussed the role impact investors in the COVID-19 recovery. 

In case you missed it, read the blog for the key takeaways of the one-hour webinar or watch the recording. 

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Impact Report 2021

Have you read the Impact Report 2021?

Oikocredit published its Impact Report 2021. In this report you can learn all about Oikocredit’s social impact: how we measure it, what this looks like in our focus sectors and regions, our capacity building support and more.

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