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3 Mexican women talk about their group loan from Sofipa

Written by Lynn Hamerlinck on 25 January 2023

A new investment opportunity makes its appearance on Lendahand. Microfinance institution Sofipa in Mexico is seeking crowdfunding to provide group loans to women entrepreneurs.

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KORI: How access to financing is a challenge for Peruvian women

funding gap emerging marketsStoriesWritten by Antón Jáuregui on 11 January 2023

4 out of 10 companies in Peru have a woman in charge. Yet, as in many other emerging countries, getting access to financing is more difficult for women than their fellow male entrepreneurs. Local borrower KORI helps women tackle this challenge.

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FAQ Special - Late repayments and defaults

funding gap emerging marketsInvestingWritten by Lynn Hamerlinck on 21 December 2022

As a crowdfunder, you know: there are risks associated with my investments. But how much risk are we talking about? What can actually happen? And most importantly, what will Lendahand do to help me get my repayments back?

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10 changes due to the new ECSP license

funding gap emerging marketsInvestingWritten by Peter Stolze on 14 December 2022

Lendahand was the first Dutch crowdfunding platform to obtain the new European Crowdfunding Service Provider license from the AFM. Regarding the ECSP, there have been a few changes on our platform. Find them out here.

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Roam makes electric vehicles accessible in Africa

funding gap emerging marketsUpdatesWritten by Lynn Hamerlinck on 25 October 2022

Roam opens up a new sector to the Lendahand crowd: electric vehicles in Kenya. Kenyan/Swedish company Roam develops, designs, and deploys electric vehicles tailored for the African continent to support the transition to sustainable transport.

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How does a new project come on the platform?

funding gap emerging marketsInvestingWritten by Lynn Hamerlinck on 17 October 2022

One of the most frequently asked questions is how Lendahand selects new projects for our platform. What happens behind the scenes before a project is available for you to invest in? What does the due diligence process look like?

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Is sustainable investing via crowdfunding possible?

Sustainable investing and crowdfunding are not generally two topics you hear about together. Both have become much more popular in the past decade for different reasons. But when you consider unique opportunities that come from the crossover of these two ideas, the opportunities for investors are exciting.

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