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Introducing iProcure; we are expanding our portfolio!

Written by Lucas Weaver on 8 September 2020

Our newest investment opportunity comes to us from Kenya in the form of iProcure, the largest agricultural supply chain platform in rural Africa.

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Transfer news: Lendahand founder Peter Heijen goes to PlusPlus

After almost 10 years I have decided to step down from the Lendahand Board. Thanks to my wife Esther, I had the opportunity to follow my heart and become a social entrepreneur. Thanks, Pipi Longstocking :), for that advice. Without much relevant knowledge or experience, I began on my journey to make an impact in the world, especially those who really need it.

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New Partner: First Finance Cambodia

funding gap emerging marketsUpdatesWritten by Lily Zhou on 19 August 2020

The housing market is volatile and sensitive, no matter the country. While this fragility makes buying or selling property complicated enough already, this process is even more difficult for people in developing countries like Cambodia. Most Cambodian households don’t have access to formal housing finance, and commercial banks that do provide home loans generally only offer them to wealthier Cambodians. Luckily, there are some organizations that function as a safety net for these underserved families. A fine example of one of those organizations is our newest partner First Finance Cambodia.

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Lendahand is crowdfunding ourselves!

funding gap emerging marketsUpdatesWritten by Koen The on 24 April 2020

As you probably already know, Lendahand’s mission is to fight poverty in emerging markets all over the world by investing in people and businesses. The way we’ve chosen to do that is with crowdfunding, and since our founding in 2013, our crowd of investors have empowered our partner companies to create over 7.000 jobs, install nearly 60.000 solar systems, and reduce CO2 emissions by around 300.000 tonnes. With that said, we still have ambitious goals for Lendahand that will take our impact to even higher levels. Therefore, we have decided to enter into a new fundraising round by crowdfunding ourselves on the UK platform Seedrs on May 6th.

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Lendahand's Response to COVID-19

funding gap emerging marketsUpdatesWritten by Koen The on 5 April 2020

Although Lendahand has not yet experienced any direct effects from the COVID-19 virus (as of 2 April 2020), we nevertheless decided to implement a number of measures to help mitigate future consequences.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

funding gap emerging marketsUpdatesWritten by Koen The on 16 March 2020

Hello everyone, I just wanted to send you a brief note on the status of us here at Lendahand as it relates to the Coronavirus. As I am sure you are aware, the Coronavirus pandemic has escalated rapidly...

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Introducing Symbiotics: Lendahand’s newest co-financing partner

funding gap emerging marketsUpdatesWritten by Thomas Plaatsman on 13 March 2020

We’re excited to announce our newest partner: Symbiotics. With over 425 institutions financed in 83 countries across the globe, Symbiotics is a leader in the world of impact investing. By partnering with us, Symbiotics hopes to add an innovative source of funding to its portfolio of institutional investors. We’re their first crowdfunding platform, allowing retail investors to directly select the companies they wish to invest in. Find out why we're joining forces. 

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Why Lendahand is expanding our Co-financing portfolio

funding gap emerging marketsUpdatesWritten by Thomas Plaatsman on 14 February 2020

Our team is always trying to find ways to increase our product offering while still maintaining the high standards of our investment portfolio. Co-financing is an exciting opportunity for us to do just that.

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We proudly present: our new shortcomings

funding gap emerging marketsUpdatesWritten by Koen The on 19 June 2019

More than a year ago we put our shortcomings on the website and in a previous blog post we set out what we did to tackle them. As we have addressed most of our original shortcomings, others have emerged. They stand in the way of becoming a better company and you can bet that we are going to work on them.

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