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"Oikocredit is a worldwide cooperative society. It promotes global justice by challenging people, churches and others to share their resources through socially responsible investments and by empowering disadvantaged people with credit. The Oikocredit name comes from the Greek "oiko" (house or community) and "credere" (to believe). They lend to microfinance institutions across the world. In turn, they provide financial services to low-income earners, with a special emphasis on rural areas, women agriculture and trade." (http://www.lovemadevisible.eu/examples/oikocredit)