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1975 Rotterdam Netherlands


1975, Rotterdam (Netherlands), as Ecumenical Development Cooperative Society (EDCS) -- Société coopérative oecuménique pour le développement (SCOD) -- Oekumenische Entwicklungsgenossenschaft -- Oecumenische Ontwikkelings Coöperatie. Present name adopted 1999. Registered in accordance with Dutch law.


As a worldwide cooperative society, promote global justice by challenging people, churches and others to share their resources through socially responsible investment and by empowering disadvantaged people with credit.


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General Meeting (annual). Board of Directors of 12 members, including President, Vice-President and Secretary. Management Team, consisting of Managing Director, Director Loans and Investments and Deputy to Managing Director, Director of Finance and Administration and Director of Investor Relations. International Support Office in Amersfoort (Netherlands). Regional offices (9): French-speaking Africa - Côte d'Ivoire; English-speaking Africa - Ghana; India; South America - Northern Region Peru; South East Asia - Philippines; South America Southern Region - Uruguay; East Africa - Kenya; South East Asia - Costa Rica; Eastern Europe and Central Asia (Germany). Country representatives operate outside regional offices in: Argentina; Benin; Bolivia; Brazil; Bulgaria; Cambodia; Colombia; Dominican Rep; Ecuador; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Kyrgyzstan; Mali; Mexico; Moldova; Nicaragua; Paraguay; Romania; Russia; Senegal; Slovakia; Tanzania; Uganda; Ukraine. Includes 'Oikocredit International Share Foundation' and 'Oikocredit International Support Foundation'.


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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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