736 million people globally live on less than €1.60 a day
Inequality between mature economies and emerging markets has left millions in poverty and without opportunity. This has consequences such as lack of education, gender inequality, and unsafe living conditions.
Lendahand empowers you to make your impact across the world by investing in companies in emerging markets working hard to improve their local economies and communities.
How it works
Choose from proven companies
Our experienced team selects proven companies and financial institutions that need funding to grow their businesses. These companies then list “projects” on our site for you to crowdfund.
Invest in the projects that fit your needs
Invest in the projects most important to you based on factors such as job creation, environmental impact, or gender equality. Start from €50 and earn up to 7% annual interest.
Fight poverty in emerging markets
Help close the €4.6 trillion funding gap facing SMEs in emerging markets, create jobs, improve local communities, and contribute to a sustainable financial system that works for everyone.
With a EUR 250,000 loan local partner Bailyk Finance (a women owned, managed & controlled company) will again provide financing to about 500 individual entrepreneurs and farmers in rural areas of the Kyrgyz Republic. **please note: this project contains an exchange rate risk EUR/USD)**
Lendahand scores a...
- Kathy Smyth
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- Helen Mitchell
- Mauro Terenzi
- Victor Manuel Martino Encabo
- Chris Sparks
- Josefina Osuna
- Yekbun Gurgoz
- Daniel Coffey
- Helen Mitchell
- Reshmi Mukherjee
- Mhairi McLeod
- Jacob Veedfald
Safely invest with impact
An account that keeps growing
Get repayments in your account every six months plus interest. Use our investment planner tool to see the power compound interest can have on your investments.
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From our blog
5 Surprising Insights from the Impact Report
By Lynn Hamerlinck on 29 August 2022
All the results of 8 years of Lendahand are featured in the first Impact Report. We've listed five of the most surprising insights from the report.