Oikocredit was founded in 1975 at the initiative of the World Council of Churches to provide churches and church related organizations with an investment tool aimed at supporting marginalized people in developing countries.
Headquarters are located in Amersfoort in The Netherlands and the Regional Development Centre for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean is in San José, Costa Rica.
We have financial assessors working in most of the countries of the region.
The Regional Development Centre and its Country Contacts award credits to micro, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), Microfinance Intermediaries (MFIs), Associations, Cooperatives as well as supporting projects in rural sectors and those related to health, education and housing.
Read more about our operations within the region.