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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FinDev

Azerbaijan
  • MFI
  • Rural
  • Other
Offering individual business, consumer, and agricultural loans.

FinDev (Finance for Development LLC) is a non-bank financial institution that was started in 1997 by Oxfam Great Britain with one office in the central region of Azerbaijan. FinDev has a strong reputation in Azerbaijan and was one of the first Azeri MFIs to get a credit rating. FinDev originally offered a group loan product and, in 2006, it also launched individual business, consumer, and agricultural loans. As of 2014, FinDev operates three branches, serving over 3,700 clients with a $2.32 million loan portfolio. FinDev ranks #10 in number of clients and #11 in portfolio size. Visit FinDev’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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Crystal

Georgia
  • MFI
  • Other
Serving Internally Displaced Persons through business improvement loans and training.

Crystal is a non-bank financial institution serving Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from the Abkhazia region of Georgia. As of 2014, Crystal operates from five regional branches and 11 service centers. Crystal’s head office is in western Georgia, which was the most affected region during 2008’s Russo-Georgian conflict and home to the majority of Georgia’s IDPs. The portfolio is focused on micro-businesses, with 75% by portfolio volume in working capital or business improvement loans, 17% in agriculture, 4% in housing loans, with the remainder of loans in small businesses and education. As of 2014, Crystal is the third largest MFI in Georgia and currently holds over 6% of portfolio market share. Visit Crystal’s website.

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Instituto de Investigaciones Socioeconomicas y Tecnologicas (Insotec)

Ecuador
  • MFI
  • Rural
  • Health
  • Education
Providing credit, technical assistance, and health services to underserved populations in Ecuador

Instituto de Investigaciones Socioeconomicas y Tecnologicas (“Insotec”) was founded in 1980 as a technical assistance agency, but quickly understood that many of its beneficiaries could also use financial assistance to further develop and expand their business. Insotec has a strong social focus that goes above and beyond the provision of credit. This is evident across several aspects of the business, including its technical assistance offering, prudent product design standards, health brigades, and conservative lending practices to avoid over-indebting its clients. Insotec serves over 14,000 borrowers, 41% of whom are women and 67% of whom are rural.

Learn more on Insotec’s website here.

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Lazika Capital

Georgia
  • MFI
  • Women
  • Rural
Touching the most excluded population.

Lazika Capital was originally started as a program by Oxfam Great Britain in 2000 to address the needs of Georgia’s IDPs from the occupied Abkhazia region who had settled in the country’s western region of Zugdidi. By focusing its efforts on Georgia’s Internally Displaced People (IDPs), Lazika is ensuring that it is touching the most excluded population within Georgia. Often of different linguistic and religious backgrounds, Georgia’s IDPs are segregated from mainstream society and are vastly underserved by the country’s formal financial and non-financial services.  Visit Lazika Capital’s website.

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Optima

El Salvador
  • MFI
Providing a variety of financial products to borrowers in El Salvador

Optima Servicios Financieros (“Optima”) is a non-bank financial institution (NBFI) in El Salvador with a focus on micro-loans below US$15k, factoring, and larger business loans. Optima serves over 8,000 borrowers, approximately 60% of whom are women.

Learn more at Optima’s website here.

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