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

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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

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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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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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Vision Fund Lanka

Sri Lanka
  • MFI
  • Women
  • Rural
Providing microfinance loans to people living in rural areas of Sri Lanka

Vision Fund Lanka (VF Lanka) was established in 2004 as a microfinance branch of World Vision Sri Lanka, which has operated in the country since 1977. The institution is primarily focused on providing micro-loans to people living in rural areas, especially women, through the group lending methodology. VF Lanka has a stronger social focus than most MFIs in the country. This social focus is visible through the work carried to educate their clients and provide a better future for women and children.  Visit VF Lanka’s website.

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CACMU

Ecuador
  • MFI
  • Women
  • Rural
Providing credit and non-credit services to women and their families.

The Cooperativa de Ahorro y Credito Mujeres Unidas (CACMU) is a savings and loans cooperative founded as a spin-off of the Fundacion CACMU (Foundation) with the focus to provide credit and non-credit services to women and their families living in rural areas in the North of Ecuador. Working with organized groups has allowed CACMU to gain access to rural areas historically underserved by the financial sector. The financial institution combines credit with education, ensuring the sustainability of its clients’ businesses and improving the well being of the individuals. Among some of the most marginalized client groups are Colombian refugees, victims of domestic violence, and disabled people. Visit CACMU’s website.

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Vision Fund Cambodia

Cambodia
  • MFI
  • Women
  • Rural
  • Other
Striving to alleviate poverty by focusing almost exclusively on women in rural areas.

VisionFund Cambodia is a non-bank financial institution owned by VisionFund International. As of February 2013, VF Cambodia, which strives to alleviate poverty, operates in 20 of Cambodia’s 24 provinces through a network of 13 branches and 60 sub-branches, serving almost 150,000 borrowers, 93% of whom are women, 88% of whom live in rural areas, and 27% of whom live below the national poverty line in Cambodia. VisionFund Cambodia offers both financial and non-financial services in seven main sectors – Asset Creation, Agricultural, Express, Small Business, Staff Motorbike, Medium Small/Micro Enterprises, and Education. Other trainings are also offered on topics such as health, gender and other social issues, all in cooperation with World Vision. Visit VisionFund Cambodia’s website.

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CREDIGUATE

Guatemala
  • MFI
  • Women
  • Rural
Providing social and financial services.

CREDIGUATE (formerly ASDIR) is an organization deeply entrenched in the local indigenous community. CREDIGUATE was founded in 1988 as a grassroots NGO by a group of Quiché community leaders in order to support populations from the Guatemalan highlands and provide them with social and financial services. With time, the organization grew and evolved, focusing more and more on microfinance and increasing professionalization. CREDIGUATE provides both individual and group loans in Guatemalan Quetzales (GTQ), mostly for working capital needs, but also for the purchase of productive assets, and, in a growing manner, for house improvement/purchase.  Visit CREDIGUATE’s website.

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CIDRE

Bolivia
  • MFI
  • Women
  • Rural
Providing financial and social services to the rural regions of Bolivia with a strong focus on social and environmental responsibility.

Centro de Investigacion y Desarrollo Regional (Center for Regional Research and Development, “CIDRE”) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that supports and contributes to the development of Bolivia’s most rural regions through a holistic approach that provides financial services and social engagement with communities. CIDRE started in 1981 as a center for socio-economic research in rural areas of Bolivia, and eventually developed a credit department. CIDRE uses a three-pronged approach to social and environmental responsibility: environment, clients, and employees. Since its origins, social responsibility has been CIDRE’s main driving force, as the organization was created with the sole purpose to empower micro-entrepreneurs and low-income farmers. Today, 61% of CIDRE’s portfolio is allocated to farm loans and transport.

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