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9 Top Trends Driving Solar Growth in Africa

Written by Charity Nyawira on 4 August 2023

While Africa's current energy mix is currently dominated by fossil fuels at 79% and hydropower at 16%, energy company BP predicts that around 30% of Africa’s energy production will be from solar power by 2050. Here are 9 top trends that give hope for a bright solar future in Africa.

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FAQ Special - Late repayments and defaults

funding gap emerging marketsInvestingWritten by Lynn Hamerlinck on 21 December 2022

As a crowdfunder, you know: there are risks associated with my investments. But how much risk are we talking about? What can actually happen? And most importantly, what will Lendahand do to help me get my repayments back?

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10 changes due to the new ECSP license

funding gap emerging marketsInvestingWritten by Peter Stolze on 14 December 2022

Lendahand was the first Dutch crowdfunding platform to obtain the new European Crowdfunding Service Provider license from the AFM. Regarding the ECSP, there have been a few changes on our platform. Find them out here.

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How does a new project come on the platform?

funding gap emerging marketsInvestingWritten by Lynn Hamerlinck on 17 October 2022

One of the most frequently asked questions is how Lendahand selects new projects for our platform. What happens behind the scenes before a project is available for you to invest in? What does the due diligence process look like?

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Is sustainable investing via crowdfunding possible?

funding gap emerging marketsInvestingWritten by Lucas Weaver on 30 August 2022

Sustainable investing and crowdfunding are not generally two topics you hear about together. Both have become much more popular in the past decade for different reasons. But when you consider unique opportunities that come from the crossover of these two ideas, the opportunities for investors are exciting.

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Using a Buddhist lens to examine the morality of Lendahand

funding gap emerging marketsInvestingWritten by Lucas Weaver on 23 June 2022

In Buddhism there are no Ten Commandments. No simple list of dos and don’ts that ensure you are “right”. Instead, you’re encouraged to examine the morality of each decision itself, based on its own context and consequences... 

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The Emergence of the Everyday Investor

funding gap emerging marketsInvestingWritten 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’.

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A tour of our MFI offerings on four continents

funding gap emerging marketsInvestingWritten 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.

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