Lendahand Blog

Impact

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.

Stories

Time: the most precious thing in the world

Written by Lucas Weaver on 22 November 2019

Recently, a group of our investors paid their own way to travel to Zambia and visit a few of our projects, guided by Lendahand Founder Peter Heijen and Investment Manager Thomas Plaatsman. We wanted to bring you a few of their stories so you can share in their experience. The following is a guest post written by Heini Withagen.

Impact

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.

Investing

What is impact investing?

Written by Lucas Weaver on 25 October 2019

What is impact investing, and why should you care? In this post, we dive into impact investing and explain the ins and outs you need to know.

Investing

What is a Crowdfunding Project?

Written by Lucas Weaver on 24 October 2019

In this day and age of "Fintech" startups, the terminology can be a bit much to keep up with. In this post, I'll explain what we mean when we use the term "crowdfunding project" at Lendahand.

Updates

Update SimGas Kenya Ltd.

Written by Peter Stolze on 21 February 2019

Lendahand heeft de afgelopen 6 jaar ongeveer 2.400 projecten gefinancierd van 30 uitgevende instellingen. Van de totale gelden die via de websites van Lendahand zijn geïnvesteerd, moeten we nu ongeveer 2.5% afboeken. We willen dit percentage uiteraard niet laten oplopen en als het even kan verlagen. Daarom hebben we een aantal conclusies getrokken.

Updates

Na 6 jaar 1e faillissement in portfolio Lendahand

Written by Peter Stolze on 14 February 2019

Vorige week bereikte ons het bericht dat het onze Keniaanse partner NewLight Africa niet is gelukt nieuwe financiering aan te trekken om de hieronder genoemde (nieuwe) strategie uit te kunnen voeren. Een internationale crediteur van NewLight Africa heeft dientengevolge besloten de uitstaande gelden op te eisen. Het resultaat hiervan zal zijn dat het bestuur van NewLight Africa op zeer korte termijn daadwerkelijk het faillissement zal aanvragen, omdat niet aan het verzoek kan worden voldaan. Helaas betekent deze ontwikkeling dat investeringen in deze partner volledig zullen moeten worden afgeschreven. Alle investeerders in deze partner zijn inmiddels ingelicht.

Impact

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.

Investing

Waarom moet ik persoonlijke gegevens verstrekken?

Written by Peter Stolze on 4 September 2018

Een organisatie mag uitsluitend een volledige kopie of scan, dat wil zeggen waarbij alle persoonsgegevens zichtbaar zijn, van iemands identiteitsbewijs maken als de organisatie daartoe een wettelijke grondslag heeft. Voor zowel Lendahand als de betaaldienstverlener waarmee wordt samengewerkt is dat het geval. De gegevensverwerking is noodzakelijk voor het nakomen van een wettelijke verplichting (namelijk de Wwft).

Updates

Lendahand is a Best For The World Company 2018

Written by Hans Kramer on 26 June 2018

We are very proud of that we have been awarded again this year. SInce we first obtained our B Impact score we've tried to raise the impact bar for ourselves while creating an attractive financial product. Social impact and a healthy return go hand in hand.

Updates

Now live on Lendahand.com: impact investing in South Africa

Written by Hans Kramer on 24 May 2018

One of the cool things about Lulalend is that they disburse loans through an automated online platform. By using algorithms, credit scores can be assigned and assessed rapidly. A potential borrower knows whether his loan has been approved in just a couple of hours. If so, the money is transferred and will be in the borrower’s account the same day.