Lendahand Blog


Good Energy Comes With Good Money

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.


Lendahand 4e kwartaal 2017

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.


Dutch crowdfunder Lendahand in global top-3 platforms clean energy

Written by Hans Kramer on 8 February 2018

This week the Energy4Impact knowledge center launched their third report on crowd-based energy access in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. In the report Energy4Impact concludes that Lendahand takes a leading position worldwide in financing the energy transition in Africa. We grow to a solid third place in the ranking.


Van YOLO naar FOMO. Of toch niet?

Written by Koen The on 2 November 2017

"Heeft Generatie X het dan toch beter voor elkaar? Op dit moment zou je geneigd zijn te zeggen van wel. Ze zijn niet zo well-off als de babyboomers maar kennen wel termen als pensioenpremie holidays en hebben een sterk stijgende trend in huisprijzen meegemaakt".


Introduction new partner SolarWorks!

Written by Peter Stolze on 25 October 2017

CEO Arnoud de Vroomen: "And this is what makes us really proud of what we do: we change lives on a daily basis! Thousands of people are now experiencing, for the first time in their lives, what it is like to have electricity and by investing in our latest project you can be part of this, while earning a good return."


SimGas: Two brothers’ quest for clean energy

The SimGas biogas system was launched: a ground-breaking product that is mass produced, fast to install, and customized to best fit customer needs; three unique selling points that enable supply to meet the increasing demand for domestic biogas in Africa and Asia.


Dutch crowdfunder Lendahand expands in Europe

”With our MiFID license, we’re ready to scale up rapidly. We can now operate on a European level reaching a cross-border market. More importantly, we strive for impact first and expect to generate around 10,000 new jobs in emerging economies and to provide access to energy to at least 40,000 households in mainly Sub-Saharan Africa by the end of 2017”.


Impact makers: Peerby

Every month Lendahand puts a social enterprise in the spotlight with the column 'Impact makers'. This month the trendy borrow platform Peerby! (Blog is written in Dutch)


Monthly overview October

Written by Dinand Mentink on 7 November 2016

The leaves are turning red and brown which means that the fall has started. Which makes sense, as it is already November. It is time for a monthly overview! (Blog is written in Dutch)


The impact makers: Waka Waka

Every month Lendahand puts a social enterprise in the spotlight with the column 'Impact makers'. This month: Waka Waka! (Blog is written in Dutch)


Brexit scenarios: 2 ways forward

This week a blog written by John Chown, a Lendahand investor and monetary economist who made his career and reputation in international tax, and his public policy and professional activities cover both subjects. What next? We will initiate discussions both with Brussels and with our fellow members and will probably not press the button on Article 50 until the end of the year. Under the terms of that Article we will continue to be full members, with all its benefits obligations and duties until a new agreement is ratified or at the end of two years.


B Corp Summit 2016: we are the change!

Last week the 2016 B Corp Summit was held. A lot of successful businesses were present. Living proof that 'doing good' and good cuisines can go hand-in-hand. I realize that it has been a good choice for Lendahand to become a B Corp. It feels like one big family!


The menu: goat intestines in Kenya

Written by Peter Heijen on 27 June 2016

<p>Met een rommelende buik begin ik aan dit blog vanuit ons hotel in Nairobi, Kenia. Deze middag heeft het team van zonnepanelen bouwer SunTransfer ons uitgenodigd voor de lunch. We kregen o.a. de darmen en de maag van een geit voorgeschoteld. Ik hoop dat het goed gaat. Toen mij werd gevraagd wat wij doen met deze ingewanden, heb ik uitgelegd dat we hier in Nederland huisdierenvoeding (en wellicht frikandellen) van maken. Hij verklaarde de Nederlanders voor gek, want “dit waren per slot van rekening de lekkerste onderdelen en bovendien hebben ze een medicinale werking”.</p>

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