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Lendahand joins Netherlands-African Enterprise Council


Dutch crowdfunding platform Lendahand has joined the Netherlands-African Enterprise Council (NABC), as a part of its efforts to shut the funding hole for companies in rising markets.

NABC goals to attach Dutch companies with alternatives in Africa and has a community of practically 250 members. The group helps the implementation of 4 UN Sustainable Improvement Targets, together with zero starvation and gender equality. NABC additionally organises commerce missions and occasions. To this point, it has organised 70 missions to Africa and 60 to the Netherlands, in keeping with its web site.

Different NABC companions embody Heineken and Make investments Worldwide.

Lendahand has facilitated greater than €130m (£111m) in impression investments from traders in Europe into over 30 rising markets, together with Uganda and Kenya. It has funded 2,946 tasks and 35 per cent of its investments have gone to ladies owned-businesses.

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In a LinkedIn publish, the group stated it’s excited to be part of the NABC “to allow sustainable and inclusive progress for extra enterprise in Africa”.

In 2017, Lendahand partnered with Ethex to launched an African initiative referred to as Energise Africa, for UK traders to spend money on photo voltaic companies on the continent from £50. The investments via Energise Africa may be held via Revolutionary Finance ISAs. To this point Energise Africa has facilitated greater than £28m in investments.

Lendahand and Energise Africa have additionally beforehand partnered with photo voltaic firm upOwa to ship clear power to sub-Saharan Africa.

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