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!

Featured Companies
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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DLO Haiti

Haiti
  • SGB
  • Water
  • Rural
  • Health
Providing access to safe, affordable water to underserved populations throughout Haiti

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.

DLO builds and operates local, community-scale water treatment centers (i.e. water kiosks) in rural and peri-urban areas throughout Haiti. These kiosks provide safe purified drinking water (DLO’s brand, “Ovive”) to low-income Haitians at a price below the lowest priced alternative for treated water. DLO’s kiosks also act as distribution points for a variety of essential consumer goods, such as soap, toilet paper, and powdered milk, which are usually unavailable to these populations. This last-mile distribution network improves the value chain for micro-businesses and consumers in underserved areas, giving hard-to-serve communities access to basic needs consumer goods.

Read more about DLO in our blog post here.

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CIDRE

Bolivia
  • MFI/SGB
  • 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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Baobab Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe
  • MFI/SGB
  • Women
Providing financial products and services to underserved borrowers in Zimbabwe

Baobab Zimbabwe (formerly Microcred Zimbabwe), a subsidiary of Microcred Group, is a financial inclusion company founded in 2005 that currently operates nine branches around rural, peri-urban and urban areas of Zimbabwe. Baobab’s mission is to provide small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and individuals in emerging markets with access to financial services. All Microcred subsidiaries offer loan, insurance and savings products (depending on the deposit taking regulation in the operating country). Baobab is also committed to using technological interventions to streamline the loan process such as automatic account opening, loan renewal and mobile microloans. Baobab Zimbabwe serves over 3,000 borrowers, 60% of whom are women.

Learn more on Baobab’s website here.

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Microcredit Foundation Mikra (“Mikra”)

Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • MFI/SGB
  • Women
  • Rural
  • Education
Providing entrepreneurs with high-quality and affordable financial, educational and related services.

Microcredit Foundation Mikra (“Mikra”) provides the poorest but economically active population of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), mostly women, with access to high-quality and affordable financial, educational and related services needed to reduce poverty, encourage self-employment and develop entrepreneurship.  Visit Mikra’s website.

 

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Musoni

Kenya
  • MFI/SGB
  • Women
  • Rural
Providing cashless, paperless, and data-driven microfinance services.

MUSONI DTM Ltd. (MUSONI) is a Kenyan credit-only licensed microfinance institution founded in 2010 by MUSONI BV, an investment company based in Amsterdam. With the support of its shareholders, MUSONI Kenya aims to be a best practice microfinance institution serving low-income micro-entrepreneurs and farmers. From the beginning, the MFI operated with an innovative business and delivery model supported by three key pillars: to be cashless, paperless, and data-driven. In fact, it was the first MFI to operate without cash, disbursing all loans via M-PESA, the leading Kenyan mobile money service operator. After having focused initially on urban and semii-urban areas, MUSONI decided in 2014 to focus its growth strategy on rural areas and agriculture. Visit Musoni’s website.

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Fundación de Apoyo Comunitario y Social del Ecuador (FACES)

Ecuador
  • MFI/SGB
  • Women
  • Rural
  • Education
Providing financial and non-financial services to underserved populations in Ecuador

FACES is a a non-profit MFI established in 1991 with the mission to provide credit and non-credit services to the under-banked population in Ecuador. The MFI offers group loans and individual loans in addition to providing education to clients and communities at large. Visit FACES’ website here.

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