Portfolio Organizations

MCE has issued over $150 million in loans to over 100 organizations generating economic opportunities in more than 45 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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CDS SA

Mauritania
  • 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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Crystal

Georgia
  • MFI/SGB
  • 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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Transcapital

Mongolia
  • MFI/SGB
  • Rural
  • Other
Helping entrepreneurs in the "ger" districts on the outskirts of Ulaanbaatar access capital.

Transcapital is a small microfinance institution operating in the poor suburbs (the “ger” districts) on the outskirts of Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia. Visit Transcapital’s website.

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FINCA Kosovo

Kosovo
  • MFI/SGB
  • 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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Venture South

Philippines
  • MFI/SGB
  • Women
  • Other
Financing the "missing middle" and generating jobs through SME development.

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).  NPFC aims to finance the “missing middle,” with the primary goal of employment creation for the unemployed and underemployed who have been excluded from the formal labor market. NPFC’s core product is the working capital loan, provided to SMEs with active liquidity needs. NPFC was founded to serve SME clients driving social impact, including empowering women, out-of-school youth, the physically challenged, minorities, and indigenous people. For example, one client is a massage parlor that only employs blind massage therapists. As of the end of 2012, NPFC’s borrowers had a total of 2,672 employees, 37% of whom were women. Visit Venture South’s website and watch the video below.

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Micro Loan Fund Humo

Tajikistan
  • MFI/SGB
  • 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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