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NEW: EUR 1,5 million initiative to provide solar energy to 10,000 households in Central Africa

Tobias Grinwis

Investments Ranger

Written by Tobias Grinwis on 3 April 2019

With the obtained funding upOwa will be able to provide access to affordable solar energy to off grid households in Central Africa and accelerate the achievement of UN SDG 7.

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NEW: Rooftop Solar Systems for SMEs in Asia and Africa

Tobias Grinwis

Investments Ranger

Written by Tobias Grinwis on 29 March 2019

Lendahand is happy to welcome its latest partner and its first transaction in the commercial and industrial space (solar energy for SMEs), candi solar!

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Word PUM expert!

Peter Stolze

Marketing stuff & compliance

Written by Peter Stolze on 25 February 2019

“Vibrant businesses, better lives!” Dat is de missie van PUM Netherlands senior experts (PUM), partner van de Lendahand Foundation. PUM-experts delen op vrijwillige basis kennis en expertise met ondernemers in 30 ontwikkelingslanden en opkomende markten verspreid over de hele wereld. Wil jij hier een bijdrage aan leveren?

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Update SimGas Kenya Ltd.

Peter Stolze

Marketing stuff & compliance

Written by Peter Stolze on 21 February 2019

Lendahand heeft de afgelopen 6 jaar ongeveer 2.400 projecten gefinancierd van 30 uitgevende instellingen. Van de totale gelden die via de websites van Lendahand zijn geïnvesteerd, moeten we nu ongeveer 2.5% afboeken. We willen dit percentage uiteraard niet laten oplopen en als het even kan verlagen. Daarom hebben we een aantal conclusies getrokken.

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Na 6 jaar 1e faillissement in portfolio Lendahand

Peter Stolze

Marketing stuff & compliance

Written by Peter Stolze on 14 February 2019

Vorige week bereikte ons het bericht dat het onze Keniaanse partner NewLight Africa niet is gelukt nieuwe financiering aan te trekken om de hieronder genoemde (nieuwe) strategie uit te kunnen voeren. Een internationale crediteur van NewLight Africa heeft dientengevolge besloten de uitstaande gelden op te eisen. Het resultaat hiervan zal zijn dat het bestuur van NewLight Africa op zeer korte termijn daadwerkelijk het faillissement zal aanvragen, omdat niet aan het verzoek kan worden voldaan. Helaas betekent deze ontwikkeling dat investeringen in deze partner volledig zullen moeten worden afgeschreven. Alle investeerders in deze partner zijn inmiddels ingelicht.

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This is why we don’t want you to buy our product

Koen The

Chief

Written by Koen The on 21 December 2018

Lendahand is on a mission. We exist because we believe that there are very cool companies active in emerging markets that are creating economic value while having an enormous positive impact on their surroundings. With the right amount of funding they can build their company and create jobs. But the problem is that they find it very hard to impossible to find that funding.

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Waarom moet ik persoonlijke gegevens verstrekken?

Peter Stolze

Marketing stuff & compliance

Written by Peter Stolze on 4 September 2018

Een organisatie mag uitsluitend een volledige kopie of scan, dat wil zeggen waarbij alle persoonsgegevens zichtbaar zijn, van iemands identiteitsbewijs maken als de organisatie daartoe een wettelijke grondslag heeft. Voor zowel Lendahand als de betaaldienstverlener waarmee wordt samengewerkt is dat het geval. De gegevensverwerking is noodzakelijk voor het nakomen van een wettelijke verplichting (namelijk de Wwft).

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Lendahand provides financial services to the cooperatives that banks don’t reach

Written by Eva Schouten on 16 July 2018

After a few days in Yogyakarta at the head office of Nusa Makmur, the local partner of Lendahand, it was time to leave the “big city” to see with my own eyes where these loans really go to. In this blog, two examples of cooperatives in Indonesia that want to contribute positively towards their local communities through their financial services.

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Lendahand is a Best For The World Company 2018

Hans Kramer

Chief of Stories

Written by Hans Kramer on 26 June 2018

We are very proud of that we have been awarded again this year. SInce we first obtained our B Impact score we've tried to raise the impact bar for ourselves while creating an attractive financial product. Social impact and a healthy return go hand in hand.

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Now live on Lendahand.com: impact investing in South Africa

Hans Kramer

Chief of Stories

Written by Hans Kramer on 24 May 2018

One of the cool things about Lulalend is that they disburse loans through an automated online platform. By using algorithms, credit scores can be assigned and assessed rapidly. A potential borrower knows whether his loan has been approved in just a couple of hours. If so, the money is transferred and will be in the borrower’s account the same day.

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Millennials Lead The Way to More Impact Investments

Hans Kramer

Chief of Stories

Written by Hans Kramer on 26 April 2018

Investments in sustainable initiatives will continue to increase in the coming years. This is evident from a large study by Schroders Investment Managers. In their Global Investor Study 2017, they did a survey with more than 20,000 active investors from 30 countries in all parts of the world about the sustainability of their investments. People from Australia, Brazil and the USA, but also from Germany, Italy and the Netherlands.

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Nusa Makmur plans for scale in Indonesia

Written by Eva Schouten on 24 April 2018

“More than 50 million small entrepreneurs are seen as unbankable in Indonesia. Nusa Makmur aims to change this by collaborating with local cooperatives in the country. Through these cooperatives Nusa Makmur reaches the entrepreneurs that make a difference in their local communities.”

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Lendahand in Indonesie: van lening tot impact

Written by Eva Schouten on 6 April 2018

Op zondag 1 april (geen grap) kwam ik aan in Yogyakarta. Gelukkig had Novita, Executive Assistent bij Nusa Makmur, me al voorbereid op het vervoer. In plaats van onderhandelen met een taxi-chauffeur in de hitte (33 graden) heb je handige Apps waarmee je een chauffeur kunt vinden in de buurt. Je kunt voor de Indonesische Uber gaan, genaamd GrabCar of gebruik GoJek voor een motortaxi.

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B-Corps Lendahand and Sistema.bio join forces

Tobias Grinwis

Investments Ranger

Written by Tobias Grinwis on 22 March 2018

Two captains of industries - and not coincidentally two B-Corps - are combining forces. Sistema.bio is a social enterprise that provides biogas digesters and appliances to rural farmers in several countries in Latin America, Kenya and India. Lendahand allows retail investors to sustain this initiative while earning a decent financial return. Together they will positively impact the lives of more than 4.500 people.

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These Were Our 5 Biggest Challenges in 5 Years Of Crowdfunding A Better World

Peter Stolze

Marketing stuff & compliance

Written by Peter Stolze on 16 March 2018

5 March 2018 it was exactly 5 years ago that the first investment was made on our crowdfunding platform. Looking back, we can honestly say it's been a hell of a ride: we experienced 5 exciting and hectic years with many challenges.

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Allow me to introduce myself, my name is Alessandro Kowsoleea

Written by Alessandro Kowsoleea on 13 March 2018

As the title should have made clear, my name is Alessandro Kowsoleea. Since the first of March I have joined Lendahand as intern in the investments team. As intern, I aim to support the team as much as I can in day-to-day activities. Fortunately, there is always tons to do!

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Good Energy Comes With Good Money

Koen The

Chief

Written by Koen The on 12 March 2018

More than 1 billion people worldwide do not have access to energy. Most of them are in Africa. But something beautiful is developing. In the coming decades, more and more of these people will have access to energy. And it can be done in a way that will not damage our planet.

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Lendahand 4e kwartaal 2017

Written by Erna Goudt on 27 February 2018

Wat een kwartaal! Het beste kwartaal in de geschiedenis van Lendahand qua investeringen op de website. En niet alleen mochten we dit kwartaal meer nieuwe investeerders verwelkomen dan in alle voorgaande kwartalen van 2017, ook breidden we uit naar Engeland.

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De grootste kracht in het universum

Koen The

Chief

Written by Koen The on 19 February 2018

Het zal niemand ontgaan zijn dat de rente historisch laag staat. Op je spaargeld ontvang je een rente die lager is dan de inflatie. Dat betekent dat je in reële waarde erop achteruit gaat door te sparen. Immers, met je spaargeld inclusief rente kan je over een jaar minder goederen kopen dan vandaag. En dan moet je ook nog eens rekening houden met de gevreesde vermogensrendementsheffing. Kortom, je spaarpotje wordt kleiner waar je bij staat. En snel ook.

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Lendahand Establishes Supervisory Board

Peter Stolze

Marketing stuff & compliance

Written by Peter Stolze on 9 February 2018

As of February 2018, Lendahand has begun the transition of the Advisory Board to a Supervisory Board.

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