Oikocredit (in full Oikocredit, Ecumenical Development Cooperative Society U.A.) is a cooperative society that offers loans or investment capital for microfinance institutions, cooperatives and small and medium-sized enterprises in developing countries. It is one of the world's largest private financiers of the microfinance sector. The idea of Oikocredit came from a 1968 meeting of the World Council of Churches. Oikocredit was established in 1975.
OSMTH Grand Priories through OSMTH donate annually to Oikocredit. To read more about this worthy organization, visit their website.
Here is a direct link to the Oikocredit Quarterly Newsletter which keeps us informed about Oikocredit and its partners. If interested, you can sign up to receive the newsletter directly.