Does money stink? Not if you invest in poo!
Written by Hans Kramer on 17 June 2019
In Kenya, unhealthy air is the no.1 cause of death. What can you do about it?
About our shortcomings....Are we perfect yet?
Written by Koen The on 31 May 2019
A bit over a year ago we wrote about our shortcomings. What has happened since then, an update.
NEW: EUR 1,5 million initiative to provide solar energy to 10,000 households in Central Africa
Written by Tobias Grinwis on 3 April 2019
With the obtained funding upOwa will be able to provide access to affordable solar energy to off grid households in Central Africa and accelerate the achievement of UN SDG 7.
NEW: Rooftop Solar Systems for SMEs in Asia and Africa
Written by Tobias Grinwis on 29 March 2019
Lendahand is happy to welcome its latest partner and its first transaction in the commercial and industrial space (solar energy for SMEs), candi solar!
Update SimGas Kenya Ltd.
Written by Peter Stolze on 21 February 2019
Lendahand heeft de afgelopen 6 jaar ongeveer 2.400 projecten gefinancierd van 30 uitgevende instellingen. Van de totale gelden die via de websites van Lendahand zijn geïnvesteerd, moeten we nu ongeveer 2.5% afboeken. We willen dit percentage uiteraard niet laten oplopen en als het even kan verlagen. Daarom hebben we een aantal conclusies getrokken.
This is why we don’t want you to buy our product
Written by Koen The on 21 December 2018
Lendahand is on a mission. We exist because we believe that there are very cool companies active in emerging markets that are creating economic value while having an enormous positive impact on their surroundings. With the right amount of funding they can build their company and create jobs. But the problem is that they find it very hard to impossible to find that funding.
Waarom moet ik persoonlijke gegevens verstrekken?
Written by Peter Stolze on 4 September 2018
Een organisatie mag uitsluitend een volledige kopie of scan, dat wil zeggen waarbij alle persoonsgegevens zichtbaar zijn, van iemands identiteitsbewijs maken als de organisatie daartoe een wettelijke grondslag heeft. Voor zowel Lendahand als de betaaldienstverlener waarmee wordt samengewerkt is dat het geval. De gegevensverwerking is noodzakelijk voor het nakomen van een wettelijke verplichting (namelijk de Wwft).
Lendahand provides financial services to the cooperatives that banks don’t reach
After a few days in Yogyakarta at the head office of Nusa Makmur, the local partner of Lendahand, it was time to leave the “big city” to see with my own eyes where these loans really go to. In this blog, two examples of cooperatives in Indonesia that want to contribute positively towards their local communities through their financial services.
Lendahand is a Best For The World Company 2018
Written by Hans Kramer on 26 June 2018
We are very proud of that we have been awarded again this year. SInce we first obtained our B Impact score we've tried to raise the impact bar for ourselves while creating an attractive financial product. Social impact and a healthy return go hand in hand.
Now live on Lendahand.com: impact investing in South Africa
Written by Hans Kramer on 24 May 2018
One of the cool things about Lulalend is that they disburse loans through an automated online platform. By using algorithms, credit scores can be assigned and assessed rapidly. A potential borrower knows whether his loan has been approved in just a couple of hours. If so, the money is transferred and will be in the borrower’s account the same day.
Millennials Lead The Way to More Impact Investments
Written by Hans Kramer on 26 April 2018
Investments in sustainable initiatives will continue to increase in the coming years. This is evident from a large study by Schroders Investment Managers. In their Global Investor Study 2017, they did a survey with more than 20,000 active investors from 30 countries in all parts of the world about the sustainability of their investments. People from Australia, Brazil and the USA, but also from Germany, Italy and the Netherlands.
Nusa Makmur plans for scale in Indonesia
“More than 50 million small entrepreneurs are seen as unbankable in Indonesia. Nusa Makmur aims to change this by collaborating with local cooperatives in the country. Through these cooperatives Nusa Makmur reaches the entrepreneurs that make a difference in their local communities.”
Lendahand in Indonesie: van lening tot impact
Op zondag 1 april (geen grap) kwam ik aan in Yogyakarta. Gelukkig had Novita, Executive Assistent bij Nusa Makmur, me al voorbereid op het vervoer. In plaats van onderhandelen met een taxi-chauffeur in de hitte (33 graden) heb je handige Apps waarmee je een chauffeur kunt vinden in de buurt. Je kunt voor de Indonesische Uber gaan, genaamd GrabCar of gebruik GoJek voor een motortaxi.
B-Corps Lendahand and Sistema.bio join forces
Written by Tobias Grinwis on 22 March 2018
Two captains of industries - and not coincidentally two B-Corps - are combining forces. Sistema.bio is a social enterprise that provides biogas digesters and appliances to rural farmers in several countries in Latin America, Kenya and India. Lendahand allows retail investors to sustain this initiative while earning a decent financial return. Together they will positively impact the lives of more than 4.500 people.
These Were Our 5 Biggest Challenges in 5 Years Of Crowdfunding A Better World
Written by Peter Stolze on 16 March 2018
5 March 2018 it was exactly 5 years ago that the first investment was made on our crowdfunding platform. Looking back, we can honestly say it's been a hell of a ride: we experienced 5 exciting and hectic years with many challenges.
Allow me to introduce myself, my name is Alessandro Kowsoleea
As the title should have made clear, my name is Alessandro Kowsoleea. Since the first of March I have joined Lendahand as intern in the investments team. As intern, I aim to support the team as much as I can in day-to-day activities. Fortunately, there is always tons to do!
Good Energy Comes With Good Money
Written by Koen The on 12 March 2018
More than 1 billion people worldwide do not have access to energy. Most of them are in Africa. But something beautiful is developing. In the coming decades, more and more of these people will have access to energy. And it can be done in a way that will not damage our planet.