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De weg naar beter vervoer

Geschreven door Lynn Hamerlinck op 5 november 2020

Voor een reis naar een land als Oeganda, bereid je jezelf voor op een reeks bussen, minibusjes en boda-boda’s om rond te reizen. Maar als lokale inwoner wil je betrouwbaar en veilig vervoer ter beschikking hebben om op tijd op je werk of een afspraak aan te komen. Hoe ga je dan van A naar B?

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Demand for Solar Home Systems has increased since COVID-19

Geschreven door Lynn Hamerlinck op 7 oktober 2020

It might sound surprising that while the pandemic is affecting economies and households all over the world, solar home systems are in high demand in Africa. But when you suddenly start spending all your time at home, light and electricity become priorities.

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Versterk met één investering meerdere ondernemers tegelijk

Geschreven door Lynn Hamerlinck op 23 september 2020

In de afgelopen jaren is het portfolio van Lendahand steeds diverser geworden. Je kunt direct ondernemers funden uit verschillende sectoren als agri of zonne-energie. Maar je kunt ook terecht op ons platform voor wellicht de bekendste vorm van financiering in ontwikkelingslanden; microfinanciering via MFI’s (Microfinance Institutions).

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Let's get cooking: ensuring clean energy for all

Here are some astonishing numbers. Approximately three billion people lack access to clean cooking solutions. They are exposed to dangerous levels of air pollution. On top of that, 840 million people live without electricity, of which 50% live in Sub-Saharan Africa. The United Nations wants to ensure access to affordable, reliable and sustainable energy for all. We’re proud to introduce you to three of our partners who do just that.

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Why zero hunger is key for building a better world.

According to the United Nations “public investment in agriculture globally is declining. Small-scale food producers and family farmers require much greater support.” What the UN cannot stress enough is that “Investment in the agriculture sector is critical for reducing hunger and poverty, improving food security, creating employment and building resilience to disasters and shocks.” Food for thought, right?

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Invest in economic growth and decent working conditions

It’s our mission to fight poverty by investing in people and businesses. The facts are harsh. 731 million people live in extreme poverty. They survive on less than €1,90 a day. To eradicate poverty, we need to promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all. Here’s how you can contribute to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal #8.

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Ensuring healthy lives in times of COVID-19

As we are all tragically aware, a health emergency such as COVID-19 can cause bankruptcy in both developed and developing countries. However, in the Netherlands we are fortunate enough to rely on a social safety net. Also, we are able to physically distance ourselves from one another and work from home. In developing countries, there isn’t space to socially distance yourself. What can we do to ensure healthy lives for all?

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Make an impact in your pajamas

Good news: there’s no need for you to go outside to make an impact. There are tons of things you can do from the comfort of your home. So put on your pajamas, pour yourself a beverage of choice and raise your glass. Here’s to solidarity!

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How to earn money while fighting extreme poverty

Fighting poverty worldwide and making money out of it – seems quite contradicting, doesn’t it? In the past seven years, we’ve learned that it’s possible. In order to understand how this works, let’s first have a look at how poverty arises and how it stays in tact.

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Who run the world? Girls. But not without your support!

"Equality between men and women is not only a human right, it’s also the basis for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world”. We couldn’t agree more with the United Nations. Because women are still disadvantaged compared to men, the UN has made gender equality Sustainable Development Goal #5. By 2030, men and women must have equal rights such as education, health care and jobs. Find out how you can help to achieve this goal.

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6 vragen om jezelf te stellen voordat je een hond adopteert of begint met crowdfunding

Het verwelkomen van een asielhond in je leven heeft veel overeenkomsten met het crowdfunden van een betere wereld. In beide scenario's is het verstandig om goed over de investering na te denken. Het is natuurlijk makkelijk om overenthousiast te raken van alle beschikbare hondenvrienden en crowdfundingprojecten. Stel jezelf daarom eerst deze zes vragen voordat je een keuze maakt.

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A Commitment to Climate Action

Geschreven door Lily Zhou op 12 december 2019

On December 11, 2019, at the UN Climate Change Conference, COP25, in Madrid, Lendahand together with 500 other companies publicly committed to accelerate the reduction of their greenhouse gas emissions to reach a 1.5 degree trajectory leading to net zero by the year 2030—20 years ahead of the 2050 targets set in the Paris Agreement.

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17 goede voornemens van wereldformaat

Geschreven door Lily Zhou op 21 november 2019

Aan het einde van het jaar breekt ook de tijd van goede voornemens weer aan. Wellicht heb jij ook voornemens om volgend jaar meer - of absoluut niet meer - te  doen. Stoppen met roken, een marathon lopen, aardiger zijn voor de mensen om je heen of juist meer voor jezelf opkomen? Mooie doelen die je kunnen helpen een steeds betere versie van jezelf te worden. 

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This is why we don’t want you to buy our product

Geschreven door Koen The op 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.

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