Lendahand Blog

Investing

The Emergence of the Everyday Investor

Written by Koen The on 31 August 2021

What does financial inclusion means for developed countries where most people have a bank account? As wealth management is transferring from boomers to zoomers, everyday investors become more relevant to the market. CEO Koen reflects on the move from ‘haute finance’ to ‘power to the crowd’.

Impact

The Pinch of Financial Exclusion

Written by Lynn Hamerlinck on 18 August 2021

This blog post briefly touches on what financial exclusion means and how financial inclusion can help entrepreneurship thrive.

Investing

A tour of our MFI offerings on four continents

Written by Lynn Hamerlinck on 28 July 2021

Entrepreneurship is the fundamental basis of the microfinance approach to poverty alleviation. That's where it matches so well with the mission of Lendahand. Here's an overview of the local financial institutions in our portfolio that finance SMEs in emerging markets.

Updates

New at Lendahand: Financing SMEs in their Local Currency

Written by Koen The on 19 July 2021

In addition to investments in Euros (EUR) and U.S. Dollars (USD), Lendahand is adding a third opportunity to our portfolio: investing in the SMEs local currencies. This new addition increases the access to financing for entrepreneurs in emerging markets without adding currency exchange risk for you.

Updates

Invest in entrepreneurs in Nicaragua through MiCrédito

Written by Lynn Hamerlinck on 16 July 2021

Lendahand's newest investment opportunity MiCrédito is a microfinance institution in Nicaragua with a strong social background. They have been involved in micro-lending since 2004 and have developed a successful micro-lending program for rural populations, who are neglected by both the regulated financial system and by MFIs.

Impact

Informal Labor: Business as Usual?

Written by Lynn Hamerlinck on 12 July 2021

To work in the grey economy is business as usual for over 2 billion people worldwide. What goes with working in the shadow of the state and the economy?

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