Social and financial return

Provide fair loans to entrepreneurs in emerging economies via strong financial institutions. The financed companies can create jobs and you'll get an annual return of 3-6%.

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€ 15.644.600
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Entrepreneurs funded
Jobs created
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Lendahand crowdfunding at a glance

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Get money back with 3-6% interest.


What our lenders say

Lendahand scores an 98% of the lenders would recommend Lendahand averages of 374 customer experiences

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Much more interest compared to an online savings account!

Average interest online savings account (, January'17) 0,4%
Average return Lendahand in 2016 + 2 extra jobs per loan NB: more risk than savings account

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    Gildardo's bakery in Colombia

    "Because of the loan I obtained through Lendahand I was able to purchase a bread machine and hire 3 extra people".

    • €9.800,- amount lent
    • 13 investors
    • 3 jobs created
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    Storage box maker Alberto (Phillipines):

    "Because of the loan I obtained via Lendahand I was able to buy more sustainable materials and boost my production capacity"

    • €7.600,- amount lent
    • 12 investors
    • 3 jobs created

Lenders experiences

  • Ambassador Jos van Aggelen

    "In March 2014 Lendahand came to my attention through a tweet. I was immediately attracted to the way that Lendahand wants to contribute to economic development. I’ have been working in the third world for many years now and see with my own eyes how hard it is for many small companies to get access to financing. They are too big for micro credits and too small for banks. Lendahand is filling the gap. From the looks of it they are not an expensive organisation but do have a robust structure in place. I provided my first loan and have the intentions to add a couple more."

    Ambassador Jos van Aggelen from Cotonou, Benin (West Afrika)
  • Interviewer and social entrepreneur Luella van Turnhout

    "Lendahand offers a win-win situation for everyone: it’s a great way to stimulate development in poor countries from the inside out. Moreover, it’s a better use of my savings when it is lent to entrepreneurs who would otherwise have no access to financing."

    Interviewer and social entrepreneur Luella van Turnhout from Amsterdam

Lendahand in the media

  • Lendahand Financial Product of the year (in Dutch)

    Lendahand chosen by Telegraaf as Financial Product of the Year 2015! Read article

  • 'Financieel dagblad' article about Lendahand (in Dutch)

    Crowdfunding platform Lendahand wants to strengthen local SME with mesofinance. Read article

  • Lendahand wins Crowd Power Award

    Lendahand wins Crowd Power Award on European Crowdfunding Day 2016!