Portfolio Organizations

MCE has issued over $160 million in loans to over 100 organizations 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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Baobab DRC

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
  • MFI
  • Rural
Providing financial products and financial literacy training to underserved borrowers in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Baobab DRC (formerly Microcred DRC, and OXUS DRC) is an MFI located in the Democratic Republic of Congo, serving over 10,000 borrowers, more than 50% of whom are women.

Learn more about Baobab’s website here.

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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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Fonkoze

Haiti
  • MFI
  • Women
  • Rural
Serving rural women living in poverty and building the economic foundations for democracy.

Sevis Finansye Fonkoze (Fonkoze) serves poor and ultra-poor women in rural Haiti through 46 branches located throughout the country. The name Fonkoze is an acronym for the Haitian Creole phrase “Fondasyon Kole Zepòl” meaning “Shoulder-to-Shoulder Foundation.” The organization’s mission is to build the economic foundations for democracy in Haiti by providing the rural poor with the tools they need to lift themselves out of poverty. Haiti is the poorest country in the western hemisphere and ranks #158 on the UN’s Human Development Indicators. Despite the incredibly difficult operating environment in Haiti, as of 2014, Fonkoze has over 53,000 borrowers and 260,000 savers. It has exhibited a deep commitment to social performance by offering a wide range of products, in combination with business education, to very poor women in the highly underserved Haitian market. Visit Fonkoze’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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Inicjatywa Mikro (“IM”)

Poland
  • MFI
  • Women
  • Rural
Providing financing solutions and products to help clients establish and grow their own businesses.

Founded in 1996,, Inicjatywa Mikro (“IM”) is the largest NBFI operating in Poland. IM’s mission is to offer financial services and loans for underserved microentrepreneurs who are excluded by the Polish banking sector. IM provides financing solutions and products to help clients establish and grow their own businesses, while considering their situation from a perspective that differs from traditional bank schemes. Their branches reside in primarily urban and peri-urban areas in order to reach a higher concentration of MSMEs.  Visit IM’s webite.

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Alliance for Microfinance in Myanmar Limited (AMFIM)

Myanmar
  • MFI
  • Women
  • Rural
Serving small business owners long-affected by poverty and financial exclusion.

Alliance for Microfinance in Myanmar Limited (AMFIM) is a greenfield for-profit MFI created by a joint initiative between BASIX, an Indian microfinance conglomerate, and FIDES, a Swiss company focusing on the development and management of sustainable rural microfinance institutions. In October 2014, AMFIM opened its first branch in Mandalay, a city largely underserved by microfinance services. By the end of 2015, AMFIM exhibited substantial growth and inaugurated two more branches, one in Amarapura, a township just south of Mandalay city, and one in the northern part of the city. Today, AMFIM serves nearly 10,000 clients in the Mandalay region (88% women) and employs 83 full-time staff members, making it the second largest MFI in the region. Visit AMFIM’s website.

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