Our programs work with entrepreneurs and small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), as defined by the World Bank, they 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. Such businesses often require small capital injections to achieve transformative growth, and we focus on those businesses with the grit and determination to repay their loans/investors.
Our funding comes from donors, development finance institutions (DFIs), and investors.
MEII partners with local financial intermediaries like banks, MFIs, and 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 partnerships, including but not limited to financial, technical, and strategic. A selection of our current partners is below. For inquiries into possible new partnerships, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org