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

image descriptionTanzania

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

image descriptionSierra Leone

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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Seilanithih Limited

Cambodia
  • MFI
  • Rural
Working in the country's rural and underserved areas.

Seilanithih Limited is a licensed MFI with roots in CARE Cambodia’s Social Economic Improvement for Local Agency (SEILA). Seilanithih aims to continuously move into the more rural, underserved areas of Cambodia. As of 2014, it operates 12 branches, serving 8,806 clients with a gross loan portfolio of $5.7 million. Visit Seilanithih Limited’s website.

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Asian Credit Fund

Kazakhstan
  • MFI
  • Women
  • Rural
Partnering with women entrepreneurs in rural areas.

Established in 1997 by Mercy Corps, Asian Credit Fund (ACF) was uses group loans to help women in rural areas build their businesses. More than 98% of ACF’s clients are located in rural areas, and almost all are women. In 2011, ACF launched an Energy Efficiency Housing program in partnership with Habitat for Humanity and USAID to reduce heating costs for rural Kazakhs during the long and cold winter.  Visit Asian Credit Fund’s 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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CDS SA

Mauritania
  • MFI/SGB
  • Rural
Providing access to safe water and electricity to rural populations.

CDS provides access to safe water and electricity to rural populations in a country that is 80% desert, where half of the population does not have access to drinking water and where access to electricity is even more limited (electrification rate is estimated at only 23,8% nationally, and is as low as 3% in rural areas). Founded in 1980, CDS focuses on solar renewable energy and constantly aims at reducing the environmental footprint of its activities. CDS also contributes to the private sector development of the country and creates formal employment in rural areas where jobs are rare.  Visit CDS’ website.

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CrediCampo

El Salvador
  • MFI/SGB
  • Women
  • Rural
Empowering micro-entrepreneurs in rural communities

CrediCampo began in 1995 as a social reinsertion project for farmers launched after the end of the brutal 12-year Salvadoran civil war. CrediCampo aims to empower entrepreneurs in rural communities by providing inclusive financial and community development services. CrediCampo’s unique distribution model through Associations of Communal Development (Asociaciones de Desarrollo Comunal or ADCs) ensures the organization reaches the poorest, most remote segments of the population. By working with ADCs, CrediCampo and the Foundation not only offer access to financial services to underserved communities, but they also contribute to the socio-economic development of the community by catalyzing public and private resources for the improvement of the communities.  Visit CrediCampo’s website.

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Musoni

Kenya
  • MFI/SGB
  • Women
  • Rural
Providing cashless, paperless, and data-driven microfinance services.

MUSONI DTM Ltd. (MUSONI) is a Kenyan credit-only licensed microfinance institution founded in 2010 by MUSONI BV, an investment company based in Amsterdam. With the support of its shareholders, MUSONI Kenya aims to be a best practice microfinance institution serving low-income micro-entrepreneurs and farmers. From the beginning, the MFI operated with an innovative business and delivery model supported by three key pillars: to be cashless, paperless, and data-driven. In fact, it was the first MFI to operate without cash, disbursing all loans via M-PESA, the leading Kenyan mobile money service operator. After having focused initially on urban and semii-urban areas, MUSONI decided in 2014 to focus its growth strategy on rural areas and agriculture. Visit Musoni’s website.

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