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3 Mexican women talk about their group loan from Sofipa

Written by Lynn Hamerlinck on 25 January 2023

A new investment opportunity makes its appearance on Lendahand. Microfinance institution Sofipa in Mexico is seeking crowdfunding to provide group loans to women entrepreneurs.

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KORI: How access to financing is a challenge for Peruvian women

funding gap emerging marketsStoriesWritten by Antón Jáuregui on 11 January 2023

4 out of 10 companies in Peru have a woman in charge. Yet, as in many other emerging countries, getting access to financing is more difficult for women than their fellow male entrepreneurs. Local borrower KORI helps women tackle this challenge.

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On the Road with Creze in Mexico City

funding gap emerging marketsStoriesWritten by Lynn Hamerlinck on 15 August 2022

Entrepreneurs Dinora and Eduardo are both clients from Creze, a financial institution in Mexico. We recently had the chance to meet them and learn how Creze has helped them grow their business.

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Five Minutes With Thomas

Thomas is known as the Friendly Face of Investments for obvious reasons: he looks friendly and is part of the investments team. Thomas also enjoys reading and learning about a variety of subjects. If you're looking for a book to read, we'd recommend getting in touch with him.

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Email interview with REDAVIA Gmbh Founder & CEO Erwin Spolders

funding gap emerging marketsStoriesWritten by Lucas Weaver on 25 March 2021

Continuing our series of email interviews with the leaders of our portfolio companies, this time we got to hear from Erwin Spolders, the founder of REDAVIA Gmbh. This was an interesting interview on many levels. In it, Erwin explained to us a truly innovative approach they took to tackling the COVID crisis in Ghana and Kenya, as well as the finer points of their B2B solar business model.

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Five Minutes With Pietro

Pietro is a member of the Investments Team and enjoys organizing team-building events. He is Italian and, with the exception of Dutch, speaks five languages fluently. Fun fact: he once presented the Princess of Thailand with flowers.

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Five Minutes With Lily

Lily is Lendahand’s Growth Strategist, a mom of two, and one of the few people in the office that doesn’t drink coffee. Another fun fact is despite her lack of singing skills (her words, not ours), she loves karaoke. We’ve asked her a couple of questions to help you get to know her better. 

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