Portfolio Organizations

MCE has issued over $109 million in loans to over 70 organizations generating economic opportunities in 35 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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EDESA

Costa Rica
  • MFI
  • Rural
Serving rural clients by supporting agricultural projects.

Empresa para el Desarrollo (EDESA) is a non-bank financial institution that delivers financial services to Community Credit Organizations (CCOs) in rural areas. As of 2014, 99% of EDESA’s clients are in rural areas. EDESA’s sister organization, FINCA Costa Rica, provides follow up technical assistance to help rural communities organize and manage for-profit entities. Many EDESA loans support agricultural projects like yuca, beans, corn, bananas and plantanos. Visit EDESA’s website.

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Transcapital

Mongolia
  • MFI
  • 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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MicroCred – Mali

Mali
  • MFI
  • Women
  • Rural
Providing financial services to entrepreneurs traditionally excluded from the formal financial system

MicroCred Mali, which launched in 2013, provides financial services to the numerous Malian companies which are traditionally excluded from the formal financial system. Mali’s economy is highly dependent on gold and cotton exports with the main activity for the working poor is informal trading of goods. Microloans constitute a practical source of capital for traders. In 2014, MicroCred Mali launched a small business loan to complement its microloan products.  Visit MicroCred Mali’s website.

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IMON International

Tajikistan
  • MFI
  • Other
Leading non-bank provider of microcredit services to impoverished clients.

IMON is the leading non-bank provider of microcredit services in Tajikistan. As of 2014, IMON operates 35 offices, serving 26,661 clients with a gross loan portfolio of US$30.5 million. 19% of IMON’s clients live on less than $2 per day and 49% live on under $5 per day. IMON offers group and individual loans, with 84% of clients receiving loans through groups. IMON also deploys a leasing product and is contemplating developing housing loans, start-up loans for new businesses, credit lines, and loans with tranched disbursements. It also has plans to expand its agricultural loan product to reach more regions. Visit IMON’s website.

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Hamkorbank

Uzbekistan
  • MFI
  • Women
  • Rural
Providing financial services for a wide range of clients.

Hamkorbank, a medium-sized bank operating throughout Uzbekistan, was founded in 1991 and provides over 50 types of financial services for a wide range of clients that include corporations, SMEs, microbusinesses, as well as individual entrepreneurs and individuals. Hamkorbank’s strategy aims to balance growth between Corporate clients on one hand and the SME, Microfinance and Agrolending activities on the other hand. The bank also offers a microloan specific for women, providing entrepreneurship training and support for women to start their own businesses. Visit Hamborbank’s website.

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CREDIGUATE

Guatemala
  • MFI/SGB
  • 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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