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Sarona Asset Management and Crowdfunding Platform Lendahand Collaborating with USAID to Provide Financing for Women-Led Funds and Enterprises

Written by Lily Zhou on 17 December 2021

Sarona Asset Management, a pioneering private equity firm focused on frontier and emerging markets and Lendahand, an innovative crowdfunding company, have announced partnerships with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) CATALYZE project to scale investment in women-led funds and businesses.

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Our new projects detail page explained

funding gap emerging marketsUpdatesWritten by Lucas Weaver on 16 December 2021

As a part of a larger update to our website, we have updated the page where you view the specific details on individual projects. Here’s what you need to know:

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An update on our shortcomings

funding gap emerging marketsUpdatesWritten by Koen The on 13 December 2021

As some of you know, we publish our shortcomings on our website. In this blog post, we share with you how we've done tackling them so far.

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Our Climate Commitment for COP26

funding gap emerging marketsUpdatesWritten by Peter Stolze on 5 November 2021

COP26 is happening in Glasgow and it's time to put our money where our mouth is by sharing our progress and commitments publicly.

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Lease-to-own with Tugende in Uganda

funding gap emerging marketsUpdatesWritten by Lynn Hamerlinck on 28 October 2021

Our newest investment opportunity comes to us from Uganda. Learn more about how Tugende's lease-to-own model helps motorcycle taxi drivers grow.

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New at Lendahand: Financing SMEs in their Local Currency

funding gap emerging marketsUpdatesWritten 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.

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Invest in entrepreneurs in Nicaragua through MiCrédito

funding gap emerging marketsUpdatesWritten 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.

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From 1,000 euros to 100 million. Meet three investors who got us there

funding gap emerging marketsUpdatesWritten by Lily Zhou on 24 June 2021

Last month Lendahand celebrated the great milestone of 100 million euros in investments made. We can't say it often enough: we couldn't have achieved this without you, our crowd. This milestone belongs to all of us. That is why we called three investors who have been investing in Lendahand since the beginning to listen to their stories and experience with the platform.

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