Lendahand Blog


Quarantine? You can still empower your community

Despite the sunny weather we’ve all been spending most of our time indoors. By ourselves, maybe a partner or a roommate and hopefully a stocked refrigerator, these can be lonely times. Social distancing is challenging, but could also be rewarding. Would you believe us if we tell you your self quarantine can actually empower communities?


Make an impact in your pajamas

Good news: there’s no need for you to go outside to make an impact. There are tons of things you can do from the comfort of your home. So put on your pajamas, pour yourself a beverage of choice and raise your glass. Here’s to solidarity!


Is jewelry worth the investment? Spoiler: yes

Your precious ring depreciates dramatically the minute you walk out of the shop. Jewelry, amongst cars and phones, are goods that drop most in value. Diamond rings especially can collapse in price from $1000 to $50. Even when you have a certificate that verifies the diamond’s authenticity, diamond rings are only worth investing in when you buy them at the right price. It’s most likely that the price you pay is a false price, as high street jewelers usually have profit margins of 300%, excluding VAT.


How to earn money while fighting extreme poverty

Fighting poverty worldwide and making money out of it – seems quite contradicting, doesn’t it? In the past seven years, we’ve learned that it’s possible. In order to understand how this works, let’s first have a look at how poverty arises and how it stays in tact.


Who run the world? Girls. But not without your support!

"Equality between men and women is not only a human right, it’s also the basis for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world”. We couldn’t agree more with the United Nations. Because women are still disadvantaged compared to men, the UN has made gender equality Sustainable Development Goal #5. By 2030, men and women must have equal rights such as education, health care and jobs. Find out how you can help to achieve this goal.


A Commitment to Climate Action

Written by Lily Zhou on 12 December 2019

On December 11, 2019, at the UN Climate Change Conference, COP25, in Madrid, Lendahand together with 500 other companies publicly committed to accelerate the reduction of their greenhouse gas emissions to reach a 1.5 degree trajectory leading to net zero by the year 2030—20 years ahead of the 2050 targets set in the Paris Agreement.


The 17 Best of the World Goals

Written by Lily Zhou on 21 November 2019

The end of the year is the time to think of new goals and new resolutions. Perhaps you also have things you intend to do more - or absolutely no more - next year. Quit smoking, run a marathon, be nicer for the people around you or stand up for yourself more? Great goals that can help you become an even better version of yourself.


This is why we don’t want you to buy our product

Written by Koen The on 21 December 2018

Lendahand is on a mission. We exist because we believe that there are very cool companies active in emerging markets that are creating economic value while having an enormous positive impact on their surroundings. With the right amount of funding they can build their company and create jobs. But the problem is that they find it very hard to impossible to find that funding.