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

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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

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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

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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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CrediCampo

El Salvador
  • MFI
  • Women
  • Rural
Empowering micro-entrepreneurs in rural communities

CrediCampo began in 1995 as a social reinsertion project for farmers launched after the end of the brutal 12-year Salvadoran civil war. CrediCampo aims to empower entrepreneurs in rural communities by providing inclusive financial and community development services. CrediCampo’s unique distribution model through Associations of Communal Development (Asociaciones de Desarrollo Comunal or ADCs) ensures the organization reaches the poorest, most remote segments of the population. By working with ADCs, CrediCampo and the Foundation not only offer access to financial services to underserved communities, but they also contribute to the socio-economic development of the community by catalyzing public and private resources for the improvement of the communities.  Visit CrediCampo’s website.

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VisionFund AzerCredit

Azerbaijan
  • MFI
  • Women
  • Rural
Working in the poorest rural regions of the country with a focus on women entrepreneurs.

VisionFund AzerCredit is the second largest MFI of the VisionFund network and the third largest MFI in Azerbaijan. AzerCredit operates in 26 of Azerbaijan’s 66 districts, almost all of which are rural and, as of 2014, it serves 67,121 clients; 34% of whom are women and 76% are rural. With its social mission, AzerCredit aims to work in the poorest regions of Azerbaijan, and in 2012, its activities sustained 115,884 jobs, created 817 new jobs, provided 20,022 loans to women, and impacted the livelihood of 165,725 children. Visit AzerCredit’s website.

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Angkor Mikroheranhvatho Kampuchea (AMK)

Cambodia
  • MFI
  • Women
  • Rural
  • Other
Targeting the lowest-income segment of the working poor.

Angkor Mikroheranhvatho Kampuchea (AMK) is one of Cambodia’s most socially impactful MFIs. AMK targets the lowest-income segment of Cambodia’s working poor and as of 2014, it serves over 260,000 people (87% are women, 95% live in rural areas). AMK offers both group and individual loans, mostly to finance income-generating activities in the agricultural sector. Visit AMK’s website.

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Venture South

Philippines
  • MFI
  • 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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LOLC Micro Credit Limited (LOMC)

Sri Lanka
  • MFI
  • Women
  • Rural
Providing access to finance and opportunity.

Established in 1980 as a leasing company with the mission to extend credit to SMEs in Sri Lanka, LOLC went on to become one of Sri Lanka’s largest non-banking financial conglomerates, with interests in agriculture, plantations, renewable energy, leisure, construction, manufacturing and trading. In 2008, LOLC partnered with FMO, a Dutch development bank, to spin-off small loans as a separate portfolio as LOLC Micro Credit (LOMC). LOMC was established with the sole purpose of providing access to finance and opportunity to rural Sri Lanka and currently operates in all nine provinces of Sri Lanka, including the formerly war-affected Northern and Eastern zones.  Visit LOMC’s website.

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