Portfolio Organizations

MCE has issued over $109 million in loans to over 70 organizations generating economic opportunities in 35 countries since 2006. Learn more below!

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Sunfunder

Sunfunder

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Sunfunder, a solar finance company based in San Francisco and Tanzania, unlocks capital for solar energy in emerging markets and improves the lives of those living without reliable access to electricity. As a result of their work, over 2.5 million people now have clean and reliable energy access, replacing kerosene and diesel.
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Vision Fund Lanka

Vision Fund Lanka

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Vision Fund Lanka (VF Lanka) focuses primarily on providing microfinance loans to people living in rural areas of Sri Lanka, especially women, through a group lending methodology. Since its conversion to an LLC in 2012, VF Lanka has made it a priority to strengthen management capabilities, reduce operating costs, improve efficiency, and source funding at market rates.
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Fonkoze

Fonkoze

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The mission of Fonkoze is to build the economic foundations for democracy by providing poor women in rural areas with access to financial services and business education.
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StarShea Ghana

StarShea Ghana

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In September 2014, MCE made a working capital loan to StarShea Ltd., a social business that connects women who produce Shea nuts in the northern region of Ghana with financial support, business training, and access to international markets. StarShea works with the Star Shea Network (SSN) to support over 10,000 women in Ghana who rely on Shea for their livelihood (out of 600,000 across Ghana).
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Komaza

Komaza

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Komaza is a US-based forestry social enterprise operating in the Ganze District of Kenya’s Coast Province that aims to create sustainable economic opportunities for farmers living in Africa’s semi-arid regions.
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Venture South

Venture South

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Ngosyon Pinoy Finance Corporation (NPFC), also known as Venture South, is a Small and Medium Finance Institution (SMFI) that lends primarily to Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs). Venture South is financing the “missing middle" and generating jobs for the unemployed and underemployed excluded from the formal labor market.
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Pro Mujer Peru

Pro Mujer Peru

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Pro Mujer Peru is a microfinance institution helping women access financial services, healthcare, and education.
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Transcapital

Transcapital

image descriptionMongolia

Transcapital is a small microfinance institution operating in the poor suburbs (the “ger” districts) on the outskirts of Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia.
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EDESA

EDESA

image descriptionCosta Rica

Empresa para el Desarrollo (EDESA) is a non-bank financial institution that delivers financial services to innovative Community Credit Organizations (CCOs) in rural areas.
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Salone Microfinance Trust

Salone Microfinance Trust

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Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT) is a non-profit organization, founded by ChildFund International in Sierra Leone, whose mission is to “reduce poverty among the economically active poor by providing sustainable access to financial services."
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Gata Daku Multi-Purpose Cooperative (GDMPC)

Philippines
  • MFI
  • Women
  • Rural
  • Education
Focusing on the Phillipines rural micro-entrepreneurs.

In 2003, GDMPC implemented a microfinance program for poor rural communities, and is now one of the largest cooperatives in Mindanao, with over 17,000 members, primarily composed of farmers, fishermen and microentrepreneurs. In addition to offering both individual and group loans with competitive interest rates, GDMPC provides savings services to over 16,000 of its members along with life, natural disaster, and crop insurance. With its mission to empower members and communities, GDMPC is touching some of Mindanao’s very poorest, and assists small businesses and their owners, primarily women, by providing training, business consultation and loans, thereby enabling the members to better provide daily needs, education and services for themselves and their families. Visit GDMPC’s website.

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Credit Mongol

Mongolia
  • MFI
  • Rural
Promoting micro and SME businesses in rural areas.

Credit Mongol was created as a NGO managing funds from a European Union initiative aimed at supporting SMEs in Mongolia and later received a license in 2000 to operate as a non-bank financial institution. It was then granted funds to develop micro and rural lending, including lending to semi-nomadic herder households. The MFI has a strong rural outreach (38% as of 2014) in a country where income disparities between urban and rural areas are significant. Credit Mongol promotes micro and SME businesses through individual loans. As of 2014, Credit Mongol operates 12 branches throughout Mongolia, with 70% of clients being repeat borrowers. Visit Credit Mongol’s website.

CLIENT SPOTLIGHT

A client of Credit Mongol sources blackberries and blueberries from rural people and sells them fresh in Darkhan’s city market. When fall comes, she makes jams. The market is also open in winter. She is a repeat customer of Credit Mongol, and as result of to her success, she has been able to open another shop, selling children’s toys.

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Apoyo Integral

Mexico
  • MFI
  • Women
  • Rural
Assisting women in rural areas build sustainable businesses

Apoyo Integral is a non-bank financial institution founded in 2004 in Chipas, Mexico. Apoyo focuses heavily on the production, commerce and service sectors and provides financial support to clients who have already established their own businesses. It also supports women empowerment initiatives by helping women in rural disconnected areas build sustainable businesses. Through the rural lending program, Apoyo has successfully increased its outreach in very remote areas. As of 2014, it services about 15, 347clients; 87% of which are women. In 2014, the organization has opened 25 agencies across the country and has a portfolio of $7.1 million. Its services have benefited more than 100,000 unbanked clients in Mexico. Visit the Apoyo Integral website.

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VisionFund AzerCredit

Azerbaijan
  • MFI
  • Women
  • Rural
Working in the poorest rural regions of the country with a focus on women entrepreneurs.

VisionFund AzerCredit is the second largest MFI of the VisionFund network and the third largest MFI in Azerbaijan. AzerCredit operates in 26 of Azerbaijan’s 66 districts, almost all of which are rural and, as of 2014, it serves 67,121 clients; 34% of whom are women and 76% are rural. With its social mission, AzerCredit aims to work in the poorest regions of Azerbaijan, and in 2012, its activities sustained 115,884 jobs, created 817 new jobs, provided 20,022 loans to women, and impacted the livelihood of 165,725 children. Visit AzerCredit’s website.

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Microinvest

Moldova
  • MFI
  • Rural
  • Other
Focusing on media independence, civic engagement, public health, and governance.

Microinvest is a non-profit, non-bank financial institution that provides financial solutions for SMEs and entrepreneurs with the purpose of creating new jobs. Microinvest also focuses on media independence, civic engagement, public health and governance in Moldova. Visit Microinvest’s website.

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IMON International

Tajikistan
  • MFI
  • Other
Leading non-bank provider of microcredit services to impoverished clients.

IMON is the leading non-bank provider of microcredit services in Tajikistan. As of 2014, IMON operates 35 offices, serving 26,661 clients with a gross loan portfolio of US$30.5 million. 19% of IMON’s clients live on less than $2 per day and 49% live on under $5 per day. IMON offers group and individual loans, with 84% of clients receiving loans through groups. IMON also deploys a leasing product and is contemplating developing housing loans, start-up loans for new businesses, credit lines, and loans with tranched disbursements. It also has plans to expand its agricultural loan product to reach more regions. Visit IMON’s website.

Tajik general

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