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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Fundacion Espoir

Ecuador
  • MFI
  • Women
  • Rural
  • Education
Helping improve education and agriculture opportunities for women in rural areas.

Fundacion ESPOIR is an NGO originally formed as the village banking program of Project HOPE in Ecuador. Since 2002, ESPOIR has been an independent NGO, solely responsible for running its microfinance operations. As of 2014, ESPOIR operates five branches, reaching over 20,000 women borrowers. Its primary product is its village banking loan (70% of portfolio). ESPOIR also offers a variety of individual loans for home improvements, family emergencies and school attendance. ESPOIR’s clientele has historically been 100% women. ESPOIR uses Freedom from Hunger’s Credit with Education model, which offers financial and non-financial services to poor women. Visit Fundacion ESPOIR’s website.

Ecuador

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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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Association pour la Coopération avec la Microentreprise (ACME S.A.)

Haiti
  • MFI
  • Women
  • Rural
Providing fast, reliable, and affordable financing solutions to underserved Haitian families and entrepreneurs

ACME S.A. is a Haitian non-banking financial institution founded in 1997 with the clear mission to provide fast, reliable, and affordable financing solutions to the large number of Haitian micro-, small- and medium- entrepreneurs suffering from unmet credit needs. ACME, in French, stands for Association pour la Coopération avec la Micro-Entreprise. Despite Haiti’s severe macro-economic, political, and environmental crises in recent years, ACME has demonstrated strong resilience through its ability to adequately and successfully balance financial sustainability with social impact. Supported by well-known international shareholders, ACME operates according to commercially driven best practices while retaining focus on the most underserved segments of the market, especially as it continues to expand its product offerings into agricultural value chains and reach more rural areas throughout the country.

Read more about ACME S.A. in our blog post here

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FINCA Kosovo

Kosovo
  • MFI
  • Rural
Providing microfinance loans for business, agriculture, home improvement, and life improvement.

FINCA Kosovo aims to be the leading provider of microfinance services throughout Kosovo – including loans and other financial services allowed by local laws for MFIs, with a strong focus on its core clientele of low-income populations. FINCA Kosovo was founded by FINCA (Foundation for International Community Assistance) International, an international NGO that brings strong financial backing, excellence in corporate governance, as well as a commitment to the social mission of improving living standards in marginalized communities through effective financial services. After sixteen years of operations in Kosovo, FINCA today offers four core loan products: business, agriculture, home improvement, and life improvement loans, reaching most provinces of Kosovo. Visit FINCA Kosovo’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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Lift Above Poverty Organization (LAPO)

Sierra Leone
  • MFI
  • Women
  • Rural
Providing a variety of loan and savings products to underserved populations in Sierra Leone

LAPO is a limited liability company (LLC), fully licensed by the Central Bank of Sierra Leone as a credit-only microfinance institution. LAPO was founded in 2007, drawing from experience of more than two decades of similar operations in Nigeria. LAPO began operations in Freetown, the country’s capital, before spreading to other towns, mostly in rural areas, targeting the poor. Today, LAPO has a total of 19 branches spread across all the provinces and districts of Sierra Leone. More than 50% of the branches are located in rural areas, and 100% of the organization’s borrowers are women.

Learn more on LAPO’s website here.

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