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KWFT: Creating Opportunities for Women in Kenya through Microfinance

Written by Lynn Hamerlinck on 17 April 2023

A new exciting investment opportunity is available for crowdfunding on Lendahand. Kenya Women Microfinance Bank (KWFT) is a microfinance institution that aims to reach unbankable women in society, giving them an opportunity to gain financial access that they were previously unable to achieve.

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Crowdfunders join forces: Lendahand and PlusPlus become one

PlusPlus was launched in 2020 by development organizations Solidaridad and Cordaid, crowdfunding platform Lendahand and impact investor Truvalu. With a focus on agriculture, interest-free loans and small-scale projects, PlusPlus differentiates itself from Lendahand. But there are also similarities between the two, which offer opportunities for the future. Therefore, it has now been decided to move forward together: PlusPlus will become part of Lendahand.

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Meet 4 Female Entrepreneurs from Kenya

funding gap emerging marketsImpactWritten by Antón Jáuregui on 8 March 2023

As in many other emerging countries, one of the biggest challenges for female entrepreneurs is the lack of access to finance. And this is where our local borrower U&I Microfinance comes in.

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Welcome to Tajikistan

Lendahand takes you to places you've, in all likelihood, never been. Soon we will be launching two new borrowers in Tajikistan. Before we tell you more about these ventures, we'd like to take you on a virtual journey to Central Asia.

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KORI: How access to financing is a challenge for Peruvian women

funding gap emerging marketsStoriesWritten by Antón Jáuregui on 11 January 2023

4 out of 10 companies in Peru have a woman in charge. Yet, as in many other emerging countries, getting access to financing is more difficult for women than their fellow male entrepreneurs. Local borrower KORI helps women tackle this challenge.

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