Stimulating entrepreneurship in developing countries.


worldpartners is a development organization which helps set up and run businesses. These businesses ensure, together with worldpartners, that part of their income goes to social projects for the local community.

 

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By Richard Swanson

WP targets Christian owned and operated SMEs (small and medium sized enterprises), and sometimes starts them from scratch. SMEs are often referred to as the “missing middle” of impact investing. Many investors have become interested in micro-finance, offering small loans to start small businesses. However, these businesses usually begin and end with the entrepreneur and offer no scalability to create jobs. At the other end of the economic spectrum, banks are willing to offer reasonable rates only to large and well-established businesses. This creates a finance gap in the middle; we are working to fill it.

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worldpartners does have an office in the Netherlands and the United States.