Investing with social return

Help entrepreneurs in developing countries grow their businesses by investing in their crowdfunding projects on Lendahand. Start with as little as €10 and earn up to 7% annual interest.

Crowdfunding platform of the Year

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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.

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How it works

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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.

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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 €10 and earn up to 7% annual interest.

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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.

Our progress

140 M
Total invested
100 M
Already repaid
Jobs created
Projects funded

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With a EUR 200,000 loan, local partner HUMO will provide financing to 150 of rural entrepreneurs, farmers and women owned businesses in Tajikistan. This loan will enable clients access to working capital and run their business. **please note: this project contains an exchange rate risk EUR/USD)**

24 months
6 months
Maturity24 months
Repayments6 months
Still €89,650 needed, 29 days to go

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74% of our investors would recommend Lendahand to a friend.

Safely invest with impact

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Lendahand operates under the European Crowdfunding Service Provider (ESCP) license
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Your investments are always seperated from Lendahand’s assets, no matter what happens to Lendahand
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All transactions are routed through our electronic payment provider Intersolve who is supervised by the Dutch Central Bank

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

Meet 4 Female Entrepreneurs from Kenya

By Antón Jáuregui on 8 March 2023

As in many other emerging countries, one of the biggest challenges for female entrepreneurs is the lack of access to finance. And this is where our local borrower U&I Microfinance comes in.

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