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New at Lendahand: Financing SMEs in their Local Currency

Written by Koen The on 19 July 2021

In addition to investments in Euros (EUR) and U.S. Dollars (USD), Lendahand is adding a third opportunity to our portfolio: investing in the SMEs local currencies. This new addition increases the access to financing for entrepreneurs in emerging markets without adding currency exchange risk for you.

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Invest in entrepreneurs in Nicaragua through MiCrédito

Written by Lynn Hamerlinck on 16 July 2021

Lendahand's newest investment opportunity MiCrédito is a microfinance institution in Nicaragua with a strong social background. They have been involved in micro-lending since 2004 and have developed a successful micro-lending program for rural populations, who are neglected by both the regulated financial system and by MFIs.

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From 1,000 euros to 100 million. Meet three investors who got us there

Written by Lily Zhou on 24 June 2021

Last month Lendahand celebrated the great milestone of 100 million euros in investments made. We can't say it often enough: we couldn't have achieved this without you, our crowd. This milestone belongs to all of us. That is why we called three investors who have been investing in Lendahand since the beginning to listen to their stories and experience with the platform.

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100 million and counting...

Written by Koen The on 25 May 2021

Lendahand has reached the milestone of 100 million euros invested in SMEs in emerging markets. Our CEO Koen The tells us how it all started and how Lendahand managed to get here.

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New partner BWISE is making mobile payments accessible for all in Ecuador

Written by Lynn Hamerlinck on 21 May 2021

Lendahand's newest partner BWISE offers mobile payment solutions to small and medium entrepreneurs in Latin America. Their services allow MSMEs (micro, small and medium enterprises) to process more types of transaction payments from clients and to sell their customers accessible prepaid products.

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Introducing Kori as a new investment opportunity in South America

Written by Lynn Hamerlinck on 6 May 2021

172,545. That's how many women entrepreneurs Lendahand's new portfolio company Kori has supported to grow so far. Cooperative Kori, based in Peru, focuses on the financial growth of people who have their own businesses and offers group loans for women entrepreneurs.

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#ChooseToChallenge

Written by Lynn Hamerlinck on 8 March 2021

With #ChooseToChallenge, International Women’s Day is a call to action for accelerating gender parity- something we at Lendahand strive to accomplish as well. We dive into the gender balance at Lendahand and put some remarkable women behind our portfolio companies in the spotlight.

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Lendahand is adding USD to our portfolio

Written by Koen The on 21 January 2021

We’re excited to announce that Lendahand is adding investment offerings in U.S. Dollars to our portfolio. Up until now, Lendahand has always carried out deals with our portfolio companies in euros. Adding investment opportunities in USD means a fresh batch of new opportunities will be coming your way.

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Introducing Funding Societies to our portfolio

Written by Lynn Hamerlinck on 18 January 2021

Funding Societies (FS) is a fast-growing digital financing platform in Southeast Asia, based in Singapore. They operate a crowdfunding platform and provide short-term credit to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Through their services entrepreneurs can get the financing they require to grow their business.

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