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Oikos Charity Profile
Oikos is an ecumenical non-governmental organisation. Our main focus is on stimulating processes of change in the Netherlands, and our main target group is Dutch society. We believe that everyone has the right to live free from poverty and to have the chance to develop and participate in society. We aim to achieve this by making changes in the Western world, which imposes unfair global trade rules and huge debts on developing countries. This injustice must stop. Oikos mobilises the Dutch governement and people to join forces with those seeking to combat poverty in the South.
The aim of all our activities is to involve people in the vital task of achieving sustainable development for all. We believe that everyone can contribute to the worldwide movement for a poverty-free world in which there are opportunities for everyone. By pointing out what can be done, Oikos encourages politicians and other individuals to act. We do this by campaigning, lobbying, organising conferences and producing informative material, backed up by research into the causes of poverty.