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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Naasakle International LLC

Ghana
  • SGB
  • Agriculture
  • Women
  • Rural
Providing improved market access to smallholder women shea pickers in Ghana

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. Naasakle currently sources from more than
1,500 women pickers in the Damongo region of Northern Ghana, providing financial literacy training, technical assistance, savings programs, and local warehousing facilities for women pickers to store their shea nuts until market prices are higher.

Naasakle currently employs 45 people, 35 of whom are located in Damongo, where formal employment opportunities are scarce. The company’s employees also receive health insurance and retirement contributions. In addition, Naasakle’s operations benefit the environment by promoting the upkeep of the region’s shea trees, which often provide the only tree-cover across an area that is vulnerable to desertification.

Learn more about Naasakle in our blog post here.

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LOLC Micro Credit Limited (LOMC)

Sri Lanka
  • MFI/SGB
  • 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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DLO Haiti

Haiti
  • MFI/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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Optima

El Salvador
  • MFI/SGB
Providing a variety of financial products to borrowers in El Salvador

Optima Servicios Financieros (“Optima”) is a non-bank financial institution (NBFI) in El Salvador with a focus on micro-loans below US$15k, factoring, and larger business loans. Optima serves over 8,000 borrowers, approximately 60% of whom are women.

Learn more at Optima’s website here.

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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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Hamkorbank

Uzbekistan
  • MFI/SGB
  • 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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