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Using a Buddhist lens to examine the morality of Lendahand

Written 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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Investors give Lendahand a score of 9

funding gap emerging marketsUpdatesWritten by Lynn Hamerlinck on 25 March 2022

For the fourth time in a row, Lendahand received the Best Choice label and a nomination for Crowdfunding platform of the Year from IEX.nl. Time to evaluate the customer service at Lendahand.

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Trivia about Kyrgyzstan for impact investors

funding gap emerging marketsImpactWritten by Lynn Hamerlinck on 14 February 2022

Our portfolio is expanding, not only in offerings and volumes, but also geographically. We’ve listed four items about Kyrgyzstan that are of particular interest to impact investors looking to expand their impact investing portfolio.

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New country added to our portfolio with Salym in Kyrgyzstan

funding gap emerging marketsUpdatesWritten by Lynn Hamerlinck on 4 February 2022

We’re excited to tap into a new region by adding Kyrgyzstan to our portfolio. Lendahand welcomes our first Kyrgyz portfolio company: Salym, a microfinance institution that supports entrepreneurs and people in rural and peri-urban areas, outside of the cities.

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