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A Day In The Life - Kenya: Are These Everyday Businesses Benefitting From Microfinancing?

Written by Charity Nyawira on 25 October 2023

Join our Kenyan writer Charity, as she takes us through her typical day in Nairobi. Charity introduces us to the small entrepreneurs she regularly visits. However, this time, she goes beyond experiencing their services. Charity asks them about their experiences as entrepreneurs - uncovering their challenges, and successes, and exploring their financing needs and possibilities.

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New: Empowering Entrepreneurs in the South Pacific with SPBD

funding gap emerging marketsUpdatesWritten by Chiara Capodacqua on 23 October 2023

Imagine the serene islands of the South Pacific. Now, you wouldn’t immediately think of developing a business there, but local entrepreneurs do exist on the remote islands of Tonga and Samoa! Let’s discover how the Microfinance Institutions network of SPBD makes opportunities bloom for local entrepreneurs.

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New: Espoir for Female Entrepreneurs in Ecuador

funding gap emerging marketsUpdatesWritten by Lynn Hamerlinck on 4 October 2023

The Ecuadorian NGO Espoir has been providing microcredit loans across 6 different provinces of the country since 1992. They aim to fight poverty in Ecuador by offering microloans, business education, and health services to low-income microentrepreneurs.

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Travel Report: Our colleague Jorge’s visit to Mongolia

funding gap emerging marketsStoriesWritten by Jorge Vilar on 26 September 2023

Ever had the desire to visit the entrepreneurs you invest in? So did our colleague Jorge! He had the opportunity to visit microfinance institution InvesCore during a trip to Mongolia with our Investments Team.

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9 Top Trends Driving Solar Growth in Africa

funding gap emerging marketsInvestingWritten 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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Peruvian MFI Fondesurco Creates Sustainable Impact with Rural Microfinance

funding gap emerging marketsUpdatesWritten by Lynn Hamerlinck on 5 July 2023

Specializing in rural microfinance in Peru, Fondesurco has been providing financial services to underserved individuals who are excluded from the formal financial system since 1994. This way, Fondesurco strives to drive progress in Peru's economically more vulnerable areas through responsible and accessible financial solutions.

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CEI Africa Foundation Signs Co-Financing Partnerships with Lendahand and Energise Africa

funding gap emerging marketsUpdatesWritten by Daniël van Maanen on 22 June 2023

Crowdfunding platforms Lendahand and Energise Africa and the Foundation for Clean Energy and Energy Inclusion for Africa (CEI Africa) today announced that they have entered into agreements for clean energy investing. Under the Framework Agreements, Lendahand and Energise Africa can access a credit facility of EUR 3 million each to co-finance qualified companies alongside European retail investors who invest via Lendahand’s and Energise Africa’s platforms.

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