Our programs work with entrepreneurs and small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). As defined by the World Bank, SMEs have:
Revenues up to $15 million (USD)
Up to 300 employees
Assets up to $15 million (USD)
These enterprises typically require between $5,000 –$1.5 million (USD) in financing. These relatively small capital injections can enable them to achieve transformative growth. We focus on those businesses with the grit, determination, and wherewithal to repay their loans and meet the market objectives defined in their business plans.
Our funding comes from donors, development finance institutions (DFIs), and investors.
MEII partners with local financial intermediaries like banks, MFIs, leasing companies, accounting firms, business development firms, and local investors. Our organization also partners with a variety of for-profit, not-for-profit, and public sector entities. We are always seeking new and innovative ideas to maximize our impact. We welcome all forms of partnership, such as financial, technical, and strategic ventures. A selection of our current partners is below. If you are interested in partnering with us, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org