Beneficial Returns makes loans to social enterprises that alleviate poverty and protect the natural environmental in Latin America and Southeast Asia. Beneficial Returns’ loans finance revenue-producing and cost-saving equipment. Borrowers come from four industries: 1.) sustainable agriculture 2.) renewable energy 3.) waste management 4.) sanitation and health.

Some of these social enterprises include:

  • EcoFiltro (Guatemala) – manufactures and sells clean water filters
  • Ilumexico (Mexico) – provides solar home systems to rural Mexican communities without electricity
  • Guayaki (Brazil) – produces yerba mate drinks sold in the United States while protecting the 200,000 acres of rainforest and providing 1,000 fair wage jobs
  • Sistema Bio (Mexico) – builds and sells cost-saving biogas digesters for small-scale farmers
  • Nazava (Indonesia) – sells affordable and easy to use water filters

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