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Reaching More Women-Owned-SMEs: An Update

Written by Lynn Hamerlinck on 8 August 2022

Last year, Lendahand received a grant to help finance more women-owned SMEs. How are we doing so far?

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Wake up for coffee farmers with Café Perú

funding gap emerging marketsUpdatesWritten by Lynn Hamerlinck on 1 August 2022

The newest addition on Lendahand is Café Perú, a corporation that helps rural smallholder coffee farmers in Peru grow and better their working and living conditions.

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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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Q&A: Environmental Impact of Solar Home Systems

funding gap emerging marketsImpactWritten by Lynn Hamerlinck on 29 April 2022

How much CO2 emissions does a solar home system avoid? Does it depend on the light bulb you use? How can the reporting on this improve? Today, Max Steenbrink shares the findings from his research with us.

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InvesCore brings back impact-investing in Mongolia

funding gap emerging marketsUpdatesWritten by Lynn Hamerlinck on 21 April 2022

Mongolia is back on the Lendahand map, with InvesCore joining our platform. It’s been a while since Lendahand offered investment opportunities to support SME entrepreneurs in the country.

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FACES Finances Entrepreneurs in Ecuador

funding gap emerging marketsUpdatesWritten by Lynn Hamerlinck on 18 April 2022

The newest addition to Lendahand is microfinance institution FACES, an NGO set up in 1991 to support small entrepreneurs with microloans. The non-profit MFI mainly serves women, making up 54% of their client base, and operates for 57% of their portfolio in rural areas.

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Welcome Bailyk: Second MFI in Kyrgyzstan on Lendahand

funding gap emerging marketsUpdatesWritten by Lynn Hamerlinck on 28 March 2022

Two is better than one, and after recently welcoming our first microfinance institution in Kyrgyzstan on Lendahand, we’re now excited to soon launch projects with a second MFI in the region: Bailyk. With Bailyk, we will double the impact our crowd can make in Kyrgyzstan.

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