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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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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Komaza

Kenya
  • MFI/SGB
  • Rural
  • Other
Helping rural farmers establish eucalyptus farms.

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. Komaza provides rural farmers with a comprehensive set of products, tools and services needed to establish a half-acre eucalyptus farm and eventually sell mature, healthy trees in profitable urban markets; they call it microforestry.

Through microforestry, rural families can increase their income three-fold over the average tree harvesting cycle. This boost in income provides the capital to invest in a wide range of social benefits: improved healthcare and sanitation, better education and further economic opportunities, all of which lead to a more sustainable and prosperous life. KOMAZA generates further economic impact through local jobs. To date, they have created over 100 new jobs in remote regions of the country, and over 90% of their positions are filled by Kenyans. Visit Komaza’s website.

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FinDev

Azerbaijan
  • MFI/SGB
  • 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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LOLC

Cambodia
  • MFI/SGB
  • Women
  • Clean Energy
  • Rural
Providing a variety of financial products to rural borrowers across Cambodia

LOLC (Cambodia) Plc., formerly known as “Thaneakea Phum (Cambodia) Ltd” or “TPC”, is the 5th largest microfinance institution in Cambodia with over 200,000 borrowers and a gross loan portfolio of US$270+ million. With 73 branches countrywide, LOLC has a strong presence in rural areas around Cambodia. LOLC offers two group loan products as well as a “WASH” loan utilized by customers intending to build a latrine or washroom in their home. Approximately 79% of LOLC’s borrowers are women, and 99% live in rural areas.

Learn more at LOLC’s website here.

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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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Moringa Connect

Ghana
  • MFI/SGB
  • Agriculture
  • Rural
Providing improved market access for smallholder moringa farmers in Ghana

Moringa Connect is a moringa processing and marketing business that operates in Ghana and the United States, which sources moringa seeds and leaves from over 2,500 Ghanaian smallholder farmers, processes them locally into moringa oil and powder, then exports them or sells them in the Ghanaian market. Moringa Connect aims to utilize a vertically integrated supply chain to improve the lives of farming families in Ghana, purchasing raw materials from them while teaching about the benefits of moringa trees and the best agricultural practices to care for them.

Moringa Connect’s social impact is three-fold: 1) by expanding market access for smallholder farmers, 2) by creating formal local employment opportunities (the business currently employs 75 people, the majority of whom live in rural areas of Ghana), and 3) by contributing to positive environmental outcomes.

Learn more at Moringa Connect’s website here.

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