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Co-investing together with experienced fund managers in Zimbabwe!

Tobias Grinwis

Investments Ranger

Written by Tobias Grinwis on 14 September 2017

Soon Lendahand will offer projects where you can invest alongside institutional investors via a fund managed by our new partner from Zimbabwe, Vakayi Capital Partners.

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Met poep in gevecht tegen doodsoorzaak nr 1 in Kenia

Hans Kramer

Chief of Stories

Written by Hans Kramer on 12 September 2017

"Biogas is een schone kookbrandstof, waardoor de luchtvervuiling wordt vermeden en de belangrijkste oorzaak van dood en ziekte van Kenia wordt beëindigd. Bovendien draagt de oplossing bij aan de vermindering van ontbossing en koolstofemissies".

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Lendahand partners with MyBucks to fund African Entrepreneurs

Hans Kramer

Chief of Stories

Written by Hans Kramer on 19 July 2017

We are very pleased to announce the partnership of Luxembourg headquartered and Frankfurt-listed FinTech, MyBucks S.A.

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A story from Colombia

Tobias Grinwis

Investments Ranger

Written by Tobias Grinwis on 24 April 2017

A while ago we received a nice question from Wendele, one of our lenders. She would go traveling in Latin America and was wondering if she could do anything for us. We asked her to visit some of "our" entrepreneurs during her stay in Colombia. We just received an enthusiastic mail about her first day visiting our local partner Eclof!

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SimGas: Two brothers’ quest for clean energy

Written by Dorine Poelhekke on 19 December 2016

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.

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Dutch crowdfunder Lendahand expands in Europe

Written by Danny den Hartog on 6 December 2016

”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”.

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Impact makers: Peerby

Written by Mija Kramer on 22 November 2016

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)

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The first Lendahand Academy in the Philippines

Written by Ron Schuurman on 17 November 2016

Ron Schuurman travelled on the 22th of October for the Lendahand Foundation to Manilla to organize with the local partner NPFC the first Lendahand Academy! (Blog is written in Dutch)

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Trump and clean energy - not a great combination

Written by Eva Schouten on 11 November 2016

Trump will be the new president of the United States. And he claims not to believe in clean energy. It's time for some facts! (Blog is written in Dutch)

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Monthly overview October

Dinand Mentink

Web Cowboy

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)

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The impact makers: Waka Waka

Written by Mija Kramer on 13 October 2016

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

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Brexit scenarios: 2 ways forward

Written by John Chown on 8 August 2016

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.

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New intern: Aqsa Hussain

Written by Aqsa Hussain on 5 July 2016

This summer I will work at Lendahand on various exciting projects which tie in with my passions for development, as well as give me exposure to various new fields. My thesis was about the role of the private sector in post-conflict development, and with Lendahand focusing on emerging markets, this internship serves as a great continuity of the topics I explored during my research.

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B Corp Summit 2016: we are the change!

Written by Danny den Hartog on 4 July 2016

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!

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Interview with VisionFund Mongolia

Peter Stolze

CCO

Written by Peter Stolze on 13 October 2015

Every time Lendahand starts cooperating with a new local partner, we ask the CEO or CFO of that partner a couple of questions. That way, we hope to provide some insights in their way of thinking. This time an interview with Savoeung Chann, CEO of VisionFund Mongolia, partner of Lendahand since September 2015.

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Lendahand blog on Symbid platform

Peter Heijen

Founder

Written by Peter Heijen on 22 September 2015

Lendahand are familiar faces here at Symbid following their first funding round, successfully raising €60,000 from 48 investors in 2014. Now they’re back – after growing exponentially in the last 6 months – and this time they mean business. In fact, they’ve already raised over €240,000 in under 2 weeks!

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Funding ánd training crucial for succesful entrepreneurship (in Dutch)

Written by Maarten van den Belt on 7 August 2014

Waarom zijn de meeste sectoren en handelsketens allesbehalve duurzaam? Waarom bieden ze geen economische voorspoed en duurzaam ondernemerschap, maar zijn deze ketens juist de grootste aanstichter van het kappen van het regenwoud, het gebruik van schaars zoet water en zelfs rampspoed als slavenarbeid? Vragen die wetenschappers, NGOs, bedrijven en andere organisaties al jaren bezighouden. Een indicatie dat er geen simpele antwoorden zijn.

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