Lendahand provides meso credit to give the companies a push in the right direction. That way they get the funds they need to grow further. And since this will lead to the addition of jobs and income, the poor will profit from this. In high-income countries small and medium enterprises (SMEs) provide 60% of the jobs. In emerging countries, like the Philippines, Colombia and Ghana, they only account for 30% of the jobs (source: Worldbank). The best reinforcement for any economy is a strong middle class. All the more so in emerging countries should SMEs contribute to economic growth. If employment grows, poverty reduces. Eventually health care and education will improve. The problem lies in the fact that SMEs in emerging countries often do not have access to (affordable) financing. That is why this sector is referred to as the ‘missing middle’. Both banks and microfinance institutions do not cater to them. Banks are equipped to serve larger companies only. They have demands that smaller companies cannot adhere to. Microfinance institutions, on the other hand, deem SMEs too complex.
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HQRotterdam, NL
Size (employees)26 (est)+4%
Lendahand was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Rotterdam, NL
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Key People/Management at Lendahand

Peter Heijen

Peter Heijen

Peter Stolze

Peter Stolze

Eduard Tee

Eduard Tee

Richard Baptist

Richard Baptist

Purpose Driven Developer
Lucas Weaver

Lucas Weaver

Growth Strategist
Hans Kramer

Hans Kramer

Chief of Stories
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Lendahand Office Locations

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Lendahand Financials and Metrics

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Lendahand total Funding

$1.1 m

Lendahand latest funding size

$525.14 k

Time since last funding

3 years ago
Lendahand's latest funding round in September 2015 was reported to be $525.1 k. In total, Lendahand has raised $1.1 m
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Lendahand News and Updates

Empowering the world: How you can make money through improving lives

In the not-so-distant past, ethical investing was a mere speck on the horizon, barely visible beyond the sea of “traditional” investment opportunities. But there’s a shift happening – a change in mindset which is inciting us to be more conscious of where we put our money. Initiatives like Good…
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Lendahand Blogs

Why does crowdfunding exist?

Remember the good ole days? Back when there was a king who owned everything and anyone who wanted to do something had to ask him for permission? Well, they were good days if you were a king.

The Missing Metrics in Impact Investing

How much should we value social impact in our investments? Impact investing can be defined as making investments that have a positive social or environmental impact on the world, while also making a profit. There is almost always a trade-off between making an impact and making a profit,…

Can Anyone Become an Impact Investor?

Why Impact Invest? The power of compound interest means that long-term investing almost always makes sense. Although it involves more risk than keeping your money in the bank, investing means that you’ll be able to get higher returns year on year. In recent years, companies have made i…

Entrepreneur Crowdfunding Success Stories from Lendahand: Asia Edition

These great entrepreneurial stories from Asia are not covered in your daily news, but why?

The System is Broken for Hard-Working Entrepreneurs in Developing Countries

When first starting a business, entrepreneurs almost always need some upfront capital to finance start-up costs such as buying inventory, purchasing a building, or hiring your first employees.

7 reasons why YOU should start impact investing

Here are 7 reasons why impact investing makes sense financially for everyone. Not only for your typical financially savvy people like venture capitalists, investment bankers, and foundations, but also for individuals. Which reasons are the most compelling to you? Leave your story in our …
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Lendahand Company Life and Culture

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Lendahand Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Lendahand founded?

    Lendahand was founded in 2011.

  • Who are Lendahand key executives?

    Lendahand's key executives are Peter Heijen, Peter Stolze and Eduard Tee.

  • How many employees does Lendahand have?

    Lendahand has 26 employees.

  • Who are Lendahand competitors?

    Competitors of Lendahand include Experiment, Oneplanetcrowd and WorthWild.

  • Where are Lendahand offices?

    Lendahand has an office in Rotterdam.

  • How many offices does Lendahand have?

    Lendahand has 1 office.