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Oikocredit Canada’s Support Associations are groups of volunteers whose members are engaged in promoting Oikocredit’s mission. Volunteer associations are part of a long-standing tradition in Oikocredit’s work. In addition to being active volunteers for Oikocredit, Support Associations are members of the Oikocredit International co-operative.

Oikocredit has two Support Associations in Canada – Oikocredit Canada and Oikocredit Canada Atlantic. Click on the regions to learn more about how you can get involved in your local Support Association.

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Oikocredit invests in Brazilian FinTech Avante to support one million micro-entrepreneurs by 2021

Oikocredit invests in Brazilian FinTech Avante to support one million micro-entrepreneurs by 2021

Avante photo.pngSeptember 06 | 2018

Oikocredit welcomes Avante, a Brazilian FinTech that empowers micro-entrepreneurs through financial technology, to its growing FinTech portfolio.

Avante currently offers microcredit and mobile point of sale to micro-entrepreneurs in 1,100 cities across Brazil, with the goal of reaching one million micro-entrepreneurs by 2021. Funding from Oikocredit, together with FiinLab (Gentera Group) and Vox Capital, will help Avante reach this goal.

Bernardo Bonjean, Avante’s Founder and CEO, said: “Avante has always prioritized investors with deep know-how in areas of expertise that are strategic to our business. Oikocredit’s vision of driving social impact through innovation could not be more in tune with what Avante wants to accomplish in the coming years.”

Read the official press release

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