Investing with social return

Help entrepreneurs in developing countries grow their businesses by investing in their crowdfunding projects on Lendahand. Start with as little as €50 and earn up to 7% annual interest.

Crowdfunding platform of the year

2018 - 2019 - 2021

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736 million people globally live on less than €1.60 a day

Inequality between mature economies and emerging markets has left millions in poverty and without opportunity. This has consequences such as lack of education, gender inequality, and unsafe living conditions.

Lendahand empowers you to make your impact across the world by investing in companies in emerging markets working hard to improve their local economies and communities.

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How it works

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Choose from proven companies

Our experienced team selects proven companies and financial institutions that need funding to grow their businesses. These companies then list “projects” on our site for you to crowdfund.

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Invest in the projects that fit your needs

Invest in the projects most important to you based on factors such as job creation, environmental impact, or gender equality. Start from €50 and earn up to 7% annual interest.

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Fight poverty in emerging markets

Help close the €4.6 trillion funding gap facing SMEs in emerging markets, create jobs, improve local communities, and contribute to a sustainable financial system that works for everyone.

Our progress

130 M
Total invested
93 M
Already repaid
Jobs created
Projects funded

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Bailyk 5

With a EUR 250,000 loan local partner Bailyk Finance (a women owned, managed & controlled company) will again provide financing to about 500 individual entrepreneurs and farmers in rural areas of the Kyrgyz Republic. **please note: this project contains an exchange rate risk EUR/USD)**

24 months
6 months
Maturity24 months
Repayments6 months
Still €134,350 needed, 39 days to go
The offer of the investment instruments by Lendahand has not been checked or approved by the Belgian Financial Services and Markets Authority (“FSMA”). The investor runs the risk of losing all or part of his investment and / or not achieving the expected return.

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Safely invest with impact

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Lendahand has been a licensed investment firm by the AFM (the Dutch Authority for Financial Markets) since 2016.
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Your investments are always seperated from Lendahand’s assets, no matter what happens to Lendahand
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All transactions are routed through our electronic payment provider Intersolve who is supervised by the Dutch Central Bank.

An account that keeps growing

Get repayments in your account every six months plus interest. Use our investment planner tool to see the power compound interest can have on your investments.

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From our blog

5 Surprising Insights from the Impact Report

By Lynn Hamerlinck on 29 August 2022

All the results of 8 years of Lendahand are featured in the first Impact Report. We've listed five of the most surprising insights from the report.

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