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Invest in entrepreneurs in developing countries and earn up to 7% annual interest. Start investing with just €50.

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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
86 M
Already repaid
9,794
Jobs created
2,931
Projects funded

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Ecuador

FACES 2

With the loan of EUR 240,000 new local partner FACES aims to support the financing of around 100 microenterprises in Ecuador, with a greater focus on rural sectors and preferably in agricultural activities. **please note: this project contains an exchange rate risk EUR/USD)**

€240,000
Amount
5.25%
Interest
24 months
Maturity
USD
Currency
6 months
Repayments
Amount€240,000
Interest5.25%
Maturity24 months
Repayments6 months
CurrencyUSD
58%
Still €98,500 needed, 55 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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Lendahand has been a licensed investment firm by the AFM (the Dutch Authority for Financial Markets) since 2016.
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The Investor Compensation Scheme Investor Compensation Scheme (ICS) protects your money up to €20,000 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.

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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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