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!

Featured Companies
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

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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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

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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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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Thaneakea Phum (Cambodia) Ltd. (TPC)

Cambodia
  • MFI
  • Women
  • Rural
Serving low-income families.

TPC was founded in 1994 by Catholic Relief Services (CRS) as part of its Small Enterprises Program and is currently the 5th largest MFI in Cambodia by number of borrowers. TPC’s extensive outreach is focused on serving low-income families in rural Cambodia. In June 2015, TPC was the first microfinance institution in Cambodia to be SMART certified, an acknowledgement of the institution-wide focus and excellent performance on client protection.  Visit TPC’s website.

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Fundación para el Desarrollo de Nueva Segovia (Fundenuse)

Nicaragua
  • MFI
  • Women
  • Rural
  • Education
Fostering economic development and providing self-employment opportunity.

Fundación para el Desarrollo de Nueva Segovia (Fundenuse) was founded in 1993 by a group of entrepreneurs of the region of Nueva Segovia and was created to foster economic development and provide self-employment opportunity in this part of the country. Since its beginnings, the vision of the organization has been to combine credit with education. Currently, Fundenuse offers loans, technical assistance, financial literacy and education to micro entrepreneurs and farmers through its network of 15 branches. Visit Fundenuse’s website.

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Fondesurco

Peru
  • MFI
  • Women
  • Rural
Providing financial services, savings, and financing for green products to low-income, rural communities.

Cooperativa Fondesurco (Fondesurco) is a medium-sized MFI operating in the rural areas of the Arequipa region of Peru. In many of its locations, Fondesurco has been the pioneer financial institution and, to this date, three of Fondesurco’s 21 branches remain the only financial institution in the municipality. Fondesurco’s branches are located in regions where at least 25% of the population lives below the national poverty line. Fondesurco provides credit services, savings, and financing for green products, such as solar water heaters and low energy-consumption cook stoves. Visit Fondesurco’s website.

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Azeri Star Microfinance

Azerbaijan
  • MFI
  • Women
  • Other
Offering financial access to war-affected individuals and women micro-entrepreneurs.

Azeri Star is a Limited Liability Company that offers credit products to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), war-affected low-income individuals, and women micro entrepreneurs in Central and Western Azerbaijan. Azeri Star’s microfinance program originated with Save the Children’s microfinance activities in Azerbaijan, which started in 1999 with community-based lending and savings programs. Azeri Star offers both group and individual loans through two branches, serving almost 6,000 clients with a $2.5 million loan portfolio (as of 2014). As of December 2014, 65% of Azeri Star’s clients were women. Visit Azeri Star’s website.

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Vision Fund Albania

Albania
  • MFI
  • Rural
  • Other
Working in poor areas to improve water sanitation, schooling and housing.

Vision Fund Albania (VFA) is a non-bank financial institution that works closely with World Vision’s Areas Development Programs (ADPs), which helps very poor areas of Albania improve water sanitation, schooling and housing. All five branches of VFA and the two sub-branches are located in rural areas and cover about a third of the country. VFA offers a diversity of individual loan products. Visit VisionFund Albania’s website.

CLIENT SPOTLIGHT

One client purchased several cows for her stables thanks to Vision Fund Albania. With additional income, the client has built larger stables and diversified her livestock with sheep.

at last, we found the house of the microfinance client...

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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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