Good beginnings, Great futures

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Good beginnings, Great futures

Begin impact investing risk-free

Get up to 500 euros GUARANTEED on your first investment using code GOODSTART

Find out how

Investing with social return

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

Crowdfunding platform of the Year

Nominated 5 years in a row • Award Winner 2018 - 2019 - 2021

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U&I Microfinance 7

Local partner investment
+ 756 other investors

Meet Olpha, a Kenyan entrepreneur who benefitted from a U&I loan. Since she expanded her shoe business in Nairobi with the microloan, she now has a reliable income that helps her to manage her bills and supports savings. With an investment in U&I, you support 60 small female-owned businesses to grow.

36 months
6 months
Still €3,360 needed, 23 days to go
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Financing that matters: the power of microfinancing

Mexican Carmen’s fingers weave tirelessly. With her loan, she bought the necessary ribbons to craft colorful baskets. The sale of these baskets is her family’s only source of income. Access to financing is crucial for entrepreneurs in developing countries. It not only boosts their earnings and contributes to stability and economic growth within their communities.

Curious about the impact that the Lendahand crowd is making together? Visit the Impact Report 2022, featuring compelling stories and key figures.

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How it works

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Invest in projects that resonate with you

• Provide funding for small businesses
• Ensure sustainable growth
• Equal opportunities for all genders

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Crowdfunding, we do it together

• Join over 16,000 impact investors
• Intensive business monitoring
• Transparent credit assessment

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Make an impact, with return on investment

• Invest starting from €10
• Earn up to 7% annual interest
• Receive repayments every 6 months

Your investment makes an impact

170 M
Total invested
120 M
Already repaid
Jobs created
Projects funded

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 separated 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

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97% of our investors would recommend Lendahand to a friend.

Invest socially with a financial return

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Dive into the stories

New: Empowering Entrepreneurs in the South Pacific with SPBD

By Chiara Capodacqua on 23 October 2023

Imagine the serene islands of the South Pacific. Now, you wouldn’t immediately think of developing a business there, but local entrepreneurs do exist on the remote islands of Tonga and Samoa! Let’s discover how the Microfinance Institutions network of SPBD makes opportunities bloom for local entrepreneurs.

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