Oikocredit supports fair trade organizations through a combination of medium and long term loans, pre-export financing, equity investments, and capacity building.
Fair trade means more than fair prices. The fair trade movement takes a market-based approach towards empowering local producers. Fair trade organizations promote social justice through:
- fair payments to producers and employees
- anti child labour policies
- long-term trading relationships
- environmentally sustainable production methods
Oikocredit has been a long-term supporter of fair trade, having been a member of the International Fair Trade Association for more than 20 years.