Portfolio Organizations

MCE has issued over $190 million in loans to over 100 Microfinance Institutions and 20 Small and Growing Businesses generating economic opportunities in more than 45 countries since 2006. Learn more below!

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Proximity Finance

Proximity Finance

image descriptionMyanmar

Proximity Finance (Proximity) is a socially focused MFI in Myanmar with a loan portfolio of over $11M and more than 60,000 borrowers, 51% of whom are women and 100% of whom live in rural areas.
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Fundacion Espoir

Fundacion Espoir

image descriptionEcuador

Fundación Espoir (Espoir) is a socially focused microfinance institution (MFI) in Ecuador with a loan portfolio of over US$45M and over 48,000 borrowers, 80% of whom are women and 74% of whom live in rural areas.
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Naasakle International LLC

Naasakle International LLC

image descriptionGhana

Naasakle International LLC (Naasakle) is a family-owned, vertically integrated shea processing and marketing business founded in 2000 that operates in Ghana and the United States, utilizing a direct “picker to consumer” model to connect Ghanaian women shea pickers with global consumer markets.
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Fonkoze

Fonkoze

image descriptionHaiti

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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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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EcoZoom East Africa

EcoZoom East Africa

image descriptionKenya, Tanzania

EcoZoom East Africa is a for-profit social enterprise and certified B Corporation founded in 2013 in Kenya, with the goal of supplying healthy, efficient, ecofriendly products to base-of-the-pyramid consumers.
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IMON International

IMON International

image descriptionTajikistan

IMON International (IMON) is a prominent MFI in Tajikistan with a loan portfolio of over $81M and over 100,000 borrowers.
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Vision Fund Lanka

Vision Fund Lanka

image descriptionSri Lanka

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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MicroEnergy Credits (MEC)

MicroEnergy Credits (MEC)

image descriptionKenya, India, Mongolia

MicroEnergy Credits (MEC) is a clean energy marketing and distribution company founded in 2007 that partners with financial institutions and suppliers to provide low-income households and microentrepreneurs in India, Kenya, and Mongolia with access to affordable, clean energy products like solar lights, efficient cookstoves, and water purifiers.
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Venture South

Venture South

image descriptionPhilippines

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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DLO Haiti

DLO Haiti

image descriptionHaiti

DLO Haiti is an innovative water purification and distribution business founded in 2013 with the goal of developing a sustainable and scalable model to access clean water in Haiti.
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Tolaro Global

Tolaro Global

image descriptionBenin

Tolaro Global is a cashew nut processing business based in Parakou, a small town in Northern Benin. Founded in 2010, Tolaro sources raw cashew nuts directly from local farmers and transforms them for export.
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Transcapital

Mongolia
  • MFI
  • Rural
  • Other
Helping entrepreneurs in the "ger" districts on the outskirts of Ulaanbaatar access capital.

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

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Proximity Finance

Myanmar
  • MFI
  • Rural
  • Education
Providing smallholder farmers in Myanmar with access to finance, technology, and knowledge

Proximity Finance (Proximity) is a socially focused MFI in Myanmar with a loan portfolio of over $11M and more than 60,000 borrowers, 51% of whom are women and 100% of whom live in rural areas. As a business unit of Proximity Designs, it is the only fully integrated player for agricultural microfinance in Myanmar, serving smallholder farmers not only with access to finance but also access to technology and knowledge across 14 branches. These services are essential for inclusive development in Myanmar, where 70% of the labor force is employed in agriculture, less than 30% of people have access to formal financial services, and approximately one-fourth of the population lives below the national
poverty line.

Proximity applies a unique “human-centered design” approach to the development of its products, which involves extensive field research and in-depth interviews before new products are introduced. These products—all in local currency and with declining interest rates—are designed to cater to the specific needs of individual farmers so that loan structures match the cash flows of the borrowers. The MFI follows a collective group responsibility methodology, in which Small Lending Groups (SLGs) of four to eight borrowers co-guarantee each others’ loans.

Learn more about Proximity in our blog post here.

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Micro Loan Fund Humo

Tajikistan
  • MFI
  • Rural
Focusing on the country's rural poor.

Micro Loan Fund (MLF) Humo is one of the largest non-bank financial institutions in Tajikistan that focuses on the country’s rural poor. As of 2014, 90% of HUMO’s clients live in rural areas, and HUMO consequently focuses on agricultural, business and animal lending. HUMO’s utilizes group lending and has also developed an individual lending product to give group loan graduates the opportunity to grow their business endeavors. Visit MLF Humo’s website.

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Fundación para el Desarrollo de Nueva Segovia (Fundenuse)

Nicaragua
  • MFI
  • Women
  • Rural
  • Education
Fostering economic development and providing self-employment opportunity.

Fundación para el Desarrollo de Nueva Segovia (Fundenuse) was founded in 1993 by a group of entrepreneurs of the region of Nueva Segovia and was created to foster economic development and provide self-employment opportunity in this part of the country. Since its beginnings, the vision of the organization has been to combine credit with education. Currently, Fundenuse offers loans, technical assistance, financial literacy and education to micro entrepreneurs and farmers through its network of 15 branches. Visit Fundenuse’s website.

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CAJU Industrie

Cote d’Ivoire
  • MFI/SGB
  • Women
  • Rural
Operating a cashew nut processing business.

CAJU INDUSTRIE SA (CAJU) is a cashew nut processing business based in Kolia, a small village in the northwest of Cote d’Ivoire. CAJU’s core strategy is to source Raw Cashew Nuts (RCN) directly from neighboring farmers, then process them according to international standards and export Processed Cashew Kernels (PCK). Founded in 2011 by a local woman entrepreneur who decided to invest and start a business in her native region of northern Cote d’Ivoire with the idea of creating jobs and economic opportunities for the people of her native village, many of whom live in poverty. By operating a processing factory in a very rural area where no formal jobs are available, CAJU provides additional incomes to local households. Most of the factory workers are women, who are also cultivating food crops for family subsistence.

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Fudecosur

Costa Rica
  • MFI/SGB
  • Rural
Focusing on farmers in rural communities.

Fundacion para el Desarrollo de las Comunidades del Sur (Fudecosur) is a small NGO started in 1993 that focuses on farmers and rural communities in the poor southern region of Costa Rica. The model involves local communities through the creation of village-based Credit Committees (CC) that oversee the approval, disbursement, and repayment of loans to villagers. A community is usually made of 40 households. The product offering remains basic: individual loans that can be used for agriculture and livestock, trade and services or consumption (usually home improvements and home appliances). Visit Fudecosur’s website.

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