Some Deki Lenders

How it works:
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    an entrepreneur
  • Lend
    from as little as £10
  • Receive
    your repayments
  • Re-invest
    or reclaim your money

Amanda

Amanda

Why I lend: I've been blessed with the life I've been given & I would like to 'pay it forward' in a small way by investing in individuals who will use their loan to make a significant, positive difference in thei ..read more

Number of loans made: 3

Location: UK

Sharmell

Sharmell

Why I lend: Everyone deserves the right to a better quality of life & that is an ideal worth supporting ..read more

Number of loans made: 3

Location: Bristol UK

Chris

Chris

Why I lend: A great way for small amounts to make a big difference in helping others to help themselves ..read more

Number of loans made: 6

Location: UK

Edna

Edna

Why I lend: Hi just an ordinary couple ..read more

Number of loans made: 4

Location: UK

Lizzie

Lizzie

Why I lend: Because helping people help themselves seems like a fantastic idea! ..read more

Number of loans made: 2

Location: UK

Amy

Amy

Why I lend: I went to Malawi this year to do research on tree use in rural areas ..read more

Number of loans made: 2

Location: UK

Diane

Diane

Why I lend: Why not? It's such a great idea ..read more

Number of loans made: 1

Location: UK

Beth

Beth

Why I lend: Meiow! ..read more

Number of loans made: 2

Location: UK

Steve

Steve

Why I lend: I was given some credit here as a gift ..read more

Number of loans made: 2

Location: Arlesey, UK UK

Jonathon

Jonathon

Why I lend: We hope that the loans bring you the success you deserve ..read more

Number of loans made: 3

Location: Surrey UK

ian

ian

Why I lend: : A great way for small amounts to make a difference and enable people to help themselves ..read more

Number of loans made: 3

Location: UK

Chris

Chris

Why I lend: Why not? ..read more

Number of loans made: 2

Location: UK

Chris

Chris

Why I lend: Microloans seem a great way of helping others to help themselves ..read more

Number of loans made: 2

Location: Salisbury UK

charles

charles

Why I lend: It is a shame that by accident of birth these people do not have the leg up that organisations such as Deki can give them ..read more

Number of loans made: 1

Location: Bristol UK

Genevieve

Genevieve

Why I lend: As young professionals we can't afford to give much but microfinance is the perfect way to give sustainably, knowing that what little you can give will continue to help people indefinitely ..read more

Number of loans made: 3

Location: UK

Emily

Emily

Why I lend: I can't think of a good reason why I wouldn't! It's such an easy way to give someone a new opportunity, and you even get the money back - always a bonus for an intern! ..read more

Number of loans made: 1

Location: UK

Gavin

Gavin

Why I lend: Happy to help people to help themselves build a better life ..read more

Number of loans made: 5

Location: UK

Esther

Esther

Why I lend: I lend because working on this scale is something I can do, and because it sounded like -such- a good idea! ..read more

Number of loans made: 1

Location: UK

Julia

Julia

Why I lend: I like the idea of lending directly to people and placing trust and faith in them to pay the loan back as ultimately this is their livelihood ..read more

Number of loans made: 2

Location: UK

Sally

Sally

Why I lend: I lend because I care and I can ..read more

Number of loans made: 2

Location: Totnes,Devon UK

Judy

Judy

Why I lend: I have been so blessed and feel I want to help others in need. Microlending seem like a easy way to do it ..read more

Number of loans made: 10

Location: USA

Jessica

Jessica

Why I lend: lending here is a part of my concious effort to make the world a brighter place for all ..read more

Number of loans made: 1

Location: Netherlands

Diane

Diane

Why I lend: I think that people deserve a chance to provide for themselves, to succeed without having to depend on someone else. I can't give everyone that opportunity, but I can give it to someone ..read more

Number of loans made: 2

Location: London UK

Steph

Steph

Why I lend: I lend because I am lucky enough to be able to. I am stephjb on BookCrossing.com and have a blog of my current travels at http://stephjb.blogspot.co ..read more

Number of loans made: 3

Location: Polegate UK

bernard

bernard

Why I lend: “Money, pardon the expression, is like manure. It's not worth a thing unless it's spread around, encouraging young things to grow ..read more

Number of loans made: 1

Location: UK

Eileen

Eileen

Why I lend: Microfinance is one of the most effective ways to provide opportunities for people to improve their lives ..read more

Number of loans made: 6

Location: Buchanan, New York USA

Elaine

Elaine

Why I lend: I am the treasurer for the pupils of Chamberlayne College for the Arts. They are delighted to support these many worthy causes ..read more

Number of loans made: 10

Location: UK

William

William

Why I lend: What DEKI is doing, seems to me, to be a very progressive way to support business development in certain countries ..read more

Number of loans made: 2

Location: UK

Eric

Eric

Why I lend: Helping people help themselves and reducing inequality makes the world a better place ..read more

Number of loans made: 30

Location: UK

LuMi

LuMi

Why I lend: It makes me feel good ..read more

Number of loans made: 7

Location: Mexico

Ally

Ally

Why I lend: I lend so that others have the same opportunities I've had ..read more

Number of loans made: 1

Location: UK

Luke

Luke

Why I lend: Because I was lucky enough to be born into a life where I don't have to struggle to survive ..read more

Number of loans made: 7

Location: Salisbury UK

Richard

Richard

Why I lend: An aspiring grown-up! ..read more

Number of loans made: 10

Location: East Sussex UK

Martin

Martin

Why I lend: "What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal [Albert Pike].

I have set up the LGBT and friends team on here ..read more

Number of loans made: 8

Location: Hastings UK

Martin

Martin

Why I lend: I am happy that I can help people to improve their lives ..read more

Number of loans made: 20

Location: Ireland

Dawn

Dawn

Why I lend: I support several charities but I love the personal touch that this site offers ..read more

Number of loans made: 1

Location: Norwich UK

Marcus

Marcus

Why I lend: Such a pleasure to see the funds going to everyday people and helping make their lives that bit easier ..read more

Number of loans made: 2

Location: UK

Isabel

Isabel

Why I lend: I just want to be able to help these hardworking people improve their lives ..read more

Number of loans made: 2

Location: UK

Trevor

Trevor

Why I lend: I can and it seems a great way of helping those who want to help themselves, their families and their communities. I am Ardachy on bookcrossing.com ..read more

Number of loans made: 88

Location: Colchester UK

Alex

Alex

Why I lend: A small loan can make such a big difference! Thank you Deki for creating such a great platform for micro-finance :) --- Alex Jollands ..read more

Number of loans made: 34

Location: UK

Rachel

Rachel

Why I lend: I have 2 children the same age as the gentleman I sponsored, and I know how important it is to be able to provide for them. I wish you luck with your business venture ..read more

Number of loans made: 5

Location: UK

Bryony

Bryony

Why I lend: I love the idea of directly helping someone in the developing world set up a business - helping to help themselves out of poverty ..read more

Number of loans made: 6

Location: UK

Mindy

Mindy

Why I lend: Everyone needs a helping hand from time to time! I am glad I am able to help! ..read more

Number of loans made: 7

Location: USA

Martyn

Martyn

Why I lend: We were given a gift voucher as a wedding present. My wife is a special needs teacher and I am about to begin studying to be a mental health nurse ..read more

Number of loans made: 2

Location: UK

Deborah

Deborah

Why I lend: It's nice to be nice innit ..read more

Number of loans made: 2

Location: UK

Graham

Graham

Why I lend: It's a great idea and can really make a difference to someone's life ..read more

Number of loans made: 14

Location: UK

Stewart

Stewart

Why I lend: Deki appealed to me because it is hopefully a more engaging way to help entrepreneurs who cannot access conventional funding. I am looking forward to hearing how my modest contribution helps ..read more

Number of loans made: 1

Location: North Wales UK

Penny

Penny

Why I lend: I feel the money is better out there helping others during their "rainy days" than sitting in the bank waiting for mine :) ..read more

Number of loans made: 6

Location: UK

Ann

Ann

Why I lend: it is great to be able to see who you are supporting with a hand up not a hand out ..read more

Number of loans made: 11

Location: UK

Mike

Mike

Why I lend: I grew up in Zimbabwe, so feel connected with Africa and love this concept of a hand up, rather than a hand out ..read more

Number of loans made: 1

Location: Bath UK

James

James

Why I lend: I want to help anyone who wants to help their families and their communities ..read more

Number of loans made: 4

Location: Derbyshire UK

Deki

Deki

Why I lend: Deki Friends, near and far, making a difference. Join the movement http://deki.org ..read more

Number of loans made: 99

Location: UK

Laura

Laura

Why I lend: "No one has ever become poor by giving ..read more

Number of loans made: 1

Location: Vancouver Canada

Bre

Bre

Why I lend: I am currently what is considered poor in my country and yet I still have so much more ..read more

Number of loans made: 1

Location: Seattle USA

Deki

Deki

Why I lend: Take part in the next UWE-Deki Tenner Tournament to make as much money as you can out of £10! All funds raised will be lent to hardworking entrepreneurs, and re-lent continuously to help more and m ..read more

Number of loans made: 122

Location: Bristol UK

Steve

Steve

Why I lend: Can't afford to give, but would like what little I can spare to do some good ..read more

Number of loans made: 4

Location: UK

Steve

Steve

Why I lend: An excellent idea to help others help themselves – it has my full support ..read more

Number of loans made: 6

Location: York UK

James D

James D

Why I lend: I was given a voucher as a Christmas gift ..read more

Number of loans made: 2

Location: UK

marina

marina

Why I lend: When I heard about Deki, I thought what an elegant, excellent idea. By cutting out the middlemen it simplifies the process and gives maximum benefit ..read more

Number of loans made: 6

Location: UK

Philip

Philip

Why I lend: Hoping my small donation makes a big difference ..read more

Number of loans made: 2

Location: UK

Henry

Henry

Why I lend: I've been very fortunate in my life, many things have been given to me. I hope to help others by sharing some of what I have ..read more

Number of loans made: 2

Location: Moray UK

Friska

Friska

Why I lend: We are very proud and extremely excited about our partnership with Deki ..read more

Number of loans made: 9

Location: Bristol UK

Sarah

Sarah

Why I lend: “You’re far happier giving than getting ..read more

Number of loans made: 5

Location: UK

Ruth

Ruth

Why I lend: Microfinance is something I would definitely like to support. Having been to Africa many times, this would be an important part of my giving ..read more

Number of loans made: 8

Location: Dorset UK

Angel

Angel

Why I lend: We wish you every success with your business venture -hope the contribution helps you to achieve all you want and more ..read more

Number of loans made: 6

Location: Manchester England UK

Deborah

Deborah

Why I lend: Lending with love ..read more

Number of loans made: 1

Location: UK

Brian

Brian

Why I lend: Interested in contributing to the inequalities in the world and community development & social enterprise in general ..read more

Number of loans made: 1

Location: Argyll UK

John

John

Why I lend: Even a little bit of help is better than no help ..read more

Number of loans made: 6

Location: UK

Susan

Susan

Why I lend: My Sister Mary introduced me to this initiative, which I think is awesome ..read more

Number of loans made: 2

Location: Cape Town South Africa

Robert

Robert

Why I lend: What can one man do! I didn't choose to have more than my share but I choose to use it if someone wants a step up ..read more

Number of loans made: 31

Location: Australia

helen

helen

Why I lend: Because "God Owns All the Doughnuts" (J John, HTB 29-Oct-2011: on U-tube) ..read more

Number of loans made: 88

Location: Bristol UK

Mark

Mark

Why I lend: I like the idea of lending a person the money which may enable them to help themselves in the long term. The proverbial fishing rod, rather than the fish.. ..read more

Number of loans made: 2

Location: UK

Chris

Chris

Why I lend: I think Deki is a great way to help talented people who want to further themselves ..read more

Number of loans made: 4

Location: Northampton UK

Baba

Baba

Why I lend: To support enterprise led poverty alleviation. The only sustainable way ..read more

Number of loans made: 2

Location: Kent UK

marie

marie

Why I lend: We asked for a Deki voucher as a Christmas present, it is lovely to see the investment come to fruition ..read more

Number of loans made: 2

Location: Norwich UK

Gail

Gail

Why I lend: Spreading good fortune outwards and onwards... ..read more

Number of loans made: 3

Location: UK

Rachel

Rachel

Why I lend: I lend because I want to spread a little love, hope and happiness ..read more

Number of loans made: 5

Location: Robertsbridge UK

Charlotte

Charlotte

Why I lend: We often blame governements, big business & politics for why some people are struggling and see the problems as too complex to solve ..read more

Number of loans made: 4

Location: UK

Ivor

Ivor

Why I lend: New e-mail address ..read more

Number of loans made: 7

Location: Perth and Kinross UK

Jane-Claire

Jane-Claire

Why I lend: I would like to help all those who need assistance with getting their businesses off the ground ..read more

Number of loans made: 3

Location: London UK

Francesca

Francesca

Why I lend: I'd rather lend £10 to help change someone's life than waste it on things that i don't need- I'm lucky to have been born in country where I can provide for myself without as much effort as it take ..read more

Number of loans made: 4

Location: Bristol UK

dan

dan

Why I lend: Eddy, good luck with your fish business. I'm a fishmonger supporting my family as well. I know how hard it is. All the best from Dan and the team at The Fish Shop lovethefishshop ..read more

Number of loans made: 1

Location: bristol UK

Gareth

Gareth

Why I lend: I lend because my mother was kind enough to make a present to me of a loan ..read more

Number of loans made: 14

Location: London UK

Vince

Vince

Why I lend: It makes sense to lend to people with less so that they can create an income ..read more

Number of loans made: 1

Location: Bristol UK

Angela

Angela

Why I lend: I lend because I can ..read more

Number of loans made: 1

Location: UK

Ginette and Evan

Ginette and Evan

Why I lend: We are all deserving of a good life. We are blessed with abundance and we want to share it ..read more

Number of loans made: 9

Location: Edmonton Canada

Lucy

Lucy

Why I lend: To build a better, more loving world X ..read more

Number of loans made: 4

Location: UK

Jim

Jim

Why I lend: I believe in microfinance and wish to help ..read more

Number of loans made: 24

Location: UK

James

James

Why I lend: I believe that small changes can make a big difference over time. I want to help give people some of the opportunities we take for granted ..read more

Number of loans made: 12

Location: UK

Peter

Peter

Why I lend: I think microfinance is a great way to get sustainable help ..read more

Number of loans made: 2

Location: Marlow UK

James

James

Why I lend: I was recommended Deki by a friend ..read more

Number of loans made: 2

Location: UK

Irene

Irene

Why I lend: It's a privilege to help resourceful and hardworking people ..read more

Number of loans made: 13

Location: Houston USA

Janette

Janette

Why I lend: I'd like this little bit to make a big difference ..read more

Number of loans made: 2

Location: Nottinghamshire UK

Evan

Evan

Why I lend: It amazes me how little money can make such a big difference ..read more

Number of loans made: 16

Location: UK

Luke

Luke

Why I lend: Because I believe everyone deserves a chance in life ..read more

Number of loans made: 10

Location: UK

Andrew

Andrew

Why I lend: Supporting a very worthwhile cause! ..read more

Number of loans made: 2

Location: UK

Alan

Alan

Why I lend: We felt inspired by the people who are striving to create a sustainable livelyhood and we wanted to help ..read more

Number of loans made: 15

Location: Bristol UK

M

M

Why I lend: It's a chance to improve people's lives ..read more

Number of loans made: 8

Location: UK

Christine

Christine

Why I lend: Helping people to help themselves is the the best form of support! ..read more

Number of loans made: 3

Location: Karlsruhe Germany

Allan

Allan

Why I lend: Life's been good to me and I would like more people wherever they are to have a fulfilling time on this Earth ..read more

Number of loans made: 5

Location: Bromsgrove UK

Janine

Janine

Why I lend: I give because everyone deserves a chance ..read more

Number of loans made: 2

Location: UK

Mo

Mo

Why I lend: Doing something positive in memory of a very dear friend. Please join me in Team Flannie ..read more

Number of loans made: 49

Location: Farnborough, Hampshire UK

Peter

Peter

Why I lend: I spent a year cycling across Africa and in that time had many people with very little help me out alot. Trying in a small way to return that generousity ..read more

Number of loans made: 3

Location: New Zealand

Elizabeth

Elizabeth

Why I lend: Self respect does not come from handouts. people deserve the chance to work ..read more

Number of loans made: 2

Location: UK

Catherine

Catherine

Why I lend: I am a firm believer in international solidarity! ..read more

Number of loans made: 6

Location: Ireland

Liz

Liz

Why I lend: I want to help fix what is wrong with the world by helping one person at a time ..read more

Number of loans made: 2

Location: USA

Emily

Emily

Why I lend: I love being able to see and hear from the individuals that benefit from loans through Deki, it makes it much more personal and you can see how that person benefits, and the wider reaching benefits to ..read more

Number of loans made: 4

Location: Bristol UK

Darren

Darren

Why I lend: I use this to help my two nieces spend their xmas money that they donate to Deki ..read more

Number of loans made: 2

Location: Bristol UK

Christine

Christine

Why I lend: One person can make a difference ..read more

Number of loans made: 12

Location: Belper UK

Sean

Sean

Why I lend: I love the idea of funding hard working people to become succesful in their own businesses ..read more

Number of loans made: 8

Location: London UK

Betty

Betty

Why I lend: I believe strongly in microfinance. I like the way that it links me with wonderful people -- both the borrowers and the other lenders -- all over the world ..read more

Number of loans made: 15

Location: Birmingham UK

Tom

Tom

Why I lend: I tripped over and fell on the Pay button ..read more

Number of loans made: 14

Location: Bristol UK

Sam

Sam

Why I lend: Because microloans empower people, rather than making them dependent, and because the money can keep making a difference, over and over, to many different people ..read more

Number of loans made: 6

Location: Sheffield UK

Robert

Robert

Why I lend: It saddens me to think that people may be locked out of prosperity for the want of a couple of hundred pounds. However, there's not much you can do to save the world when you're on sickness benefits ..read more

Number of loans made: 43

Location: Bristol UK

Giulia

Giulia

Why I lend: Deki is a great organisation. I am happy to directly support an entrepreneur and see him/her fulfil his/her target ..read more

Number of loans made: 1

Location: BRISTOL UK

Abigail

Abigail

Why I lend: I want people to be able to access the finances they need to work their way out of poverty ..read more

Number of loans made: 8

Location: Bristol UK

Kerstin

Kerstin

Why I lend: Everyone should have a chance to build their future, and I'm fortunate enough to be in a position to lend a helping hand ..read more

Number of loans made: 21

Location: Chippenham UK

Katey

Katey

Why I lend: To promote resilience, confidence and enterprise in a way which helps people directly. To do a little bit to encourage development ..read more

Number of loans made: 19

Location: Scotland UK

Sally

Sally

Why I lend: Grateful to be able to help ..read more

Number of loans made: 16

Location: UK

Lisa

Lisa

Why I lend: To make a difference ..read more

Number of loans made: 13

Location: UK

Mary

Mary

Why I lend: Helping entrepreneurs makes me happy it's a good and respectful way of sharing ..read more

Number of loans made: 3

Location: UK

Anand

Anand

Why I lend: Love to see a little contribution make a real difference to someone's ambitious lives ..read more

Number of loans made: 16

Location: London UK

Danielle

Danielle

Why I lend: Deki empowers people to make their own vision for their business a reality ..read more

Number of loans made: 2

Location: UK

Rowena

Rowena

Why I lend: This is a small way which I can contribute, whereby the money goes straight to the person and not wasted on red tape! ..read more

Number of loans made: 43

Location: Bristol UK

Jake

Jake

Why I lend: I am a teenager who is interested in helping and investing in fair trade and great causes. This voucher was a present from my Auntie ..read more

Number of loans made: 1

Location: York UK

Chris

Chris

Why I lend: Giving people the means to work their way out of poverty and provide their children with good health and education is the only way to build a better future for the world's poorest and to help restore ..read more

Number of loans made: 24

Location: London UK

Jonathan

Jonathan

Why I lend: I hope through Deki this money will be put to good use, rather than just sitting in a bank account!

Found out about Deki at the youthwork conference in Eastbourne in 2011 ..read more

Number of loans made: 24

Location: Kent UK

Graham

Graham

Why I lend: I am an electrician and understand that everyone needs access to the tools of their trade, so am happy to enable others to get started ..read more

Number of loans made: 13

Location: UK

Robert

Robert

Why I lend: Lending rather than giving to try and help people means my small donation can be repaid and re used multiplying the effectiveness and increasing the benefit time and time again ..read more

Number of loans made: 32

Location: London UK

Wyedean School

Wyedean School

Why I lend: Our school children raised some funds for Deki in 2011. Their fundraising ideas were incredibly creative - they washed cars, did sponsored silences, table sales, handprints - the list goes on... ..read more

Number of loans made: 76

Location: Bristol UK

Roger

Roger

Why I lend: Its nice to see a little help directly enable someone to better their (and their family's) circumstances ..read more

Number of loans made: 4

Location: Cambridge UK

Sarah

Sarah

Why I lend: I can't think of a better way to support individuals to support themselves ..read more

Number of loans made: 3

Location: Bristol UK

John

John

Why I lend: A wise man once said that if you give a man a fish, he'll eat for a day, but if you teach a man to fish, he'll never go hungry again. I like the idea of helping people to help themselves ..read more

Number of loans made: 9

Location: Bristol UK

Jolyon

Jolyon

Why I lend: I'm lucky enough to be financially independent and love the idea of helping others done the same ..read more

Number of loans made: 4

Location: UK

Samantha

Samantha

Why I lend: I believe in the snowball effect which means that providing an opportunity that changes the life of one person in a community will positively impact so many people around them ..read more

Number of loans made: 9

Location: London UK

Melanie

Melanie

Why I lend: My sister thought that a gift cert for this scheme would interest me. She was right I think it is a great idea ..read more

Number of loans made: 1

Location: York, UK UK

Alan

Alan

Why I lend: To help people to help themselves ..read more

Number of loans made: 44

Location: UK

Norm

Norm

Why I lend: Microfinance and education are a potent combination for lifting millions of people out of poverty ..read more

Number of loans made: 6

Location: Sydney Australia

Zak

Zak

Why I lend: I received a voucher for Christmas and happy to help others ..read more

Number of loans made: 1

Location: UK

Brett

Brett

Why I lend: Wanted to try to help people who work hard trying to improve their lives ..read more

Number of loans made: 6

Location: Aberdeen UK

Hugh

Hugh

Why I lend: magician from hugle.co ..read more

Number of loans made: 1

Location: UK

Megan

Megan

Why I lend: I believe that microloans do a lot of good, and I hope that I can help some people have better lives ..read more

Number of loans made: 1

Location: UK

Anne

Anne

Why I lend: I will look forward to seeing how Lucy's business expands ..read more

Number of loans made: 2

Location: Leeds UK

Kate

Kate

Why I lend: My initial Deki contribution was given to me as a Christmas gift two years back ..read more

Number of loans made: 5

Location: Dubai United Arab Emirates

Susan

Susan

Why I lend: I give because God loves a cheerful giver.... ..read more

Number of loans made: 10

Location: UK

Rebecca

Rebecca

Why I lend: My sister gave me the money for Christmas ..read more

Number of loans made: 3

Location: UK

Waka

Waka

Why I lend: My dear friend got me a gift voucher for Christmas present for me and I am so excited to be able to be involved in this such a great idea! ..read more

Number of loans made: 1

Location: UK

Liz

Liz

Why I lend: Please change my email address ..read more

Number of loans made: 4

Location: UK

Dominic

Dominic

Why I lend: I want people with good ideas to succeed ..read more

Number of loans made: 8

Location: Edinburgh UK

Janet

Janet

Why I lend: This is a fantastic way for people to help others to work their way out of poverty and into a sustainable future. And its great to know exactly who you are helping ..read more

Number of loans made: 12

Location: Bristol UK

Morgan

Morgan

Why I lend: just having a look ..read more

Number of loans made: 1

Location: Nottingham UK

Sophie

Sophie

Why I lend: I believe in opportunity and equality ..read more

Number of loans made: 1

Location: Bristol UK

Bradley Stoke Community School

Bradley Stoke Community School

Why I lend: Our school community can really see the benefits of the microloan charity ..read more

Number of loans made: 81

Location: Bristol UK

Jill

Jill

Why I lend: I have been so lucky in life and want to give back to people who are not as lucky as me so that they can build a better life for their families - this is a wonderful way to achieve this ..read more

Number of loans made: 2

Location: UK

Paul

Paul

Why I lend: I work for a small company and i think its a great idea, good luck! ..read more

Number of loans made: 6

Location: Bristol UK

The George Muller Charitable Trust

The George Muller Charitable Trust

Why I lend: We want to impact the lives of the poorest children and orphans of the world ..read more

Number of loans made: 206

Location: Bristol UK

Sally

Sally

Why I lend: I like to support someone who is working hard to better themselves ..read more

Number of loans made: 21

Location: Oxford UK

Martin

Martin

Why I lend: Simply to help. The cost to me is small whilst the benefit to others is huge ..read more

Number of loans made: 9

Location: UK

Jude

Jude

Why I lend: One of my sons gave my partner and I a Deki gift voucher for a present one year. I thought it was a brilliant present. I give as part of my attempts to decrease the gap between the rich and the poor ..read more

Number of loans made: 10

Location: Bristol UK

Liza

Liza

Why I lend: I think deki and microloans are a great way to give direct support to people who need small loans to set up their businesses - I think the way deki operates is great and I am very pleased to be able t ..read more

Number of loans made: 15

Location: UK

Matt

Matt

Why I lend: A % of profits from my book How To Be Lucky are donated to people wanting to start businesses particularly in the third world ..read more

Number of loans made: 12

Location: UK

Esther

Esther

Why I lend: I love the way that Deki provides an alternative to charitable giving where the recipient, once they have benefitted from the loan, can give it back so it can be used again to help another ..read more

Number of loans made: 11

Location: London UK

Emma

Emma

Why I lend: This is such a simple idea and can have such a massive impact ..read more

Number of loans made: 13

Location: UK

Lucy

Lucy

Why I lend: With the vast majority of charities you are only given the global picture of where your contributions end up and how they help but it's difficult to judge to what extent ..read more

Number of loans made: 2

Location: Marbella Spain

David

David

Why I lend: Because if we don't do something then what is the point of being here? ..read more

Number of loans made: 17

Location: Bristol UK

Holly

Holly

Why I lend: I am simply just happy to help ..read more

Number of loans made: 7

Location: Bristol UK

Susan B

Susan B

Why I lend: Helping women to make a living is a passion of mine! ..read more

Number of loans made: 1

Location: London UK

James

James

Why I lend: Living in and loving Bath - hoping Bath can help people around the world to live and love too! ..read more

Number of loans made: 4

Location: UK

Ian

Ian

Why I lend: ...because hard working people deserve help ..read more

Number of loans made: 2

Location: Bristol UK

Andrew

Andrew

Why I lend: http://andrewgirardin.blogspot ..read more

Number of loans made: 91

Location: Zurich Switzerland

Deki

Deki

Why I lend: To give people and opportunity to work their way out of poverty - with dignity ..read more

Number of loans made: 168

Location: UK

Matt

Matt

Why I lend: It's refreshing equipping those in developing countries with the resources and tools so that they can develop a sustainable business for a charity that gives 100% of donations to the intended recipien ..read more

Number of loans made: 13

Location: London UK

Penny

Penny

Why I lend: Helping people invest in their own future is just great ..read more

Number of loans made: 4

Location: UK

Kaire

Kaire

Why I lend: This seems to be the best way to help. I love the 'personal connection' - knowing the stories and seeing photos of the people I lend to ..read more

Number of loans made: 15

Location: UK

Alex

Alex

Why I lend: I've had the joy and challenges of running 2 businesses and would like to see others do the same ..read more

Number of loans made: 6

Location: Manchester UK

Steven

Steven

Why I lend: Why not? ..read more

Number of loans made: 17

Location: France

Pete

Pete

Why I lend: Because I believe in microfinance ..read more

Number of loans made: 2

Location: Bristol UK

Tom

Tom

Why I lend: Owning and running my own business, I love to see other people that enjoy working hard to better their futures ..read more

Number of loans made: 23

Location: UK

Chris

Chris

Why I lend: I want to do something to support people who live and work in other parts of the world ..read more

Number of loans made: 15

Location: UK

Emsy

Emsy

Why I lend: I love helping people to help themselves. I like reloaning my original loan to help more people ..read more

Number of loans made: 16

Location: Bristol UK

John

John

Why I lend: As someone who is in business myself, I believe passionately in the ability of business and enterprise to bring meaning and value to people's lives ..read more

Number of loans made: 21

Location: Bristol UK

Ruth

Ruth

Why I lend: I like donating to Deki because I see needs being met in a practical & encouraging way ..read more

Number of loans made: 126

Location: Mersea Island, Essex UK

Nicola

Nicola

Why I lend: I love the fact I can lend money directly to people who clearly deserve it - and even a small amount can make a huge difference ..read more

Number of loans made: 10

Location: Dorset UK

Piers

Piers

Why I lend: Because this is a great idea! ..read more

Number of loans made: 8

Location: Bristol UK

Mazdak

Mazdak

Why I lend: I lend because I believe that the concept behind Deki is very simple and beautiful. Helping people with financial needs through micro-financing ..read more

Number of loans made: 2

Location: Stockholm Sweden

David

David

Why I lend: It's a no brainer ..read more

Number of loans made: 5

Location: London UK

Carina

Carina

Why I lend: To afford someone else just one of the many opportunities I have been given purely by living in a developed country ..read more

Number of loans made: 2

Location: LONDON UK

Jenny

Jenny

Why I lend: I love seeing where my money goes and how people can benefit from it ..read more

Number of loans made: 29

Location: Bedford UK

colin

colin

Why I lend: A country's economy is dependent on its small businesses ..read more

Number of loans made: 3

Location: Glasgow UK

Sian

Sian

Why I lend: To help people help themselves, when things are difficult ..read more

Number of loans made: 6

Location: Thame UK

Nick

Nick

Why I lend: I strongly support the strategy of empowering individuals to enable them to improve the quality of their, and their family's lives ..read more

Number of loans made: 5

Location: Kent UK

Jane

Jane

Why I lend: To give people hope that their life can change for the better ..read more

Number of loans made: 4

Location: UK

Don

Don

Why I lend: Not a handout, but a handup ..read more

Number of loans made: 27

Location: UK

SJ

SJ

Why I lend: Well, who wouldn't? Have you seen the state of the world? Big finance clearly doesn't work so it's time to try something new, and different.. ..read more

Number of loans made: 6

Location: London UK

Nils

Nils

Why I lend: Trying to start of a bsuiness of my own. Pleased to be able to help other people pursing the dream of being an independent person who does not have to rely on others financially ..read more

Number of loans made: 3

Location: Brussels Belgium

David

David

Why I lend: To help those who without our help will struggle and will never ever be as lucky as we are ..read more

Number of loans made: 47

Location: UK

Morgan

Morgan

Why I lend: I lived in Togo for a few months in my 20s. I often think of the small businesses there that could do with a hand ..read more

Number of loans made: 12

Location: Newark-on-Trent UK

Colin

Colin

Why I lend: On the 31st of July 2011 I am taking part in the London Triathlon ..read more

Number of loans made: 42

Location: Devon UK

Peter

Peter

Why I lend:

I have been fortunate to have had access to bank loans or support from parents in the past I have been lucky enough not to need such support now and am in a position to try to give others less fort ..read more

Number of loans made: 3

Location: Surrey UK

Ben

Ben

Why I lend: Aid often achieves very little, I hope money lent in this way helps the borrower and their community develop in a sustainable way ..read more

Number of loans made: 21

Location: Bristol UK

Fionnula

Fionnula

Why I lend: for the sake of not having a few luxuries on my part and someone else improving there overall quality of life ..read more

Number of loans made: 20

Location: UK

Jo

Jo

Why I lend: I like the fact that I can give a helping hand from the other side of the globe ..read more

Number of loans made: 61

Location: Bogota Colombia

Paul

Paul

Why I lend: I hope that loans via Deki can make the world a smaller place by bringing people from all over the world together to make good things happen :-) ..read more

Number of loans made: 5

Location: London UK

Mathew

Mathew

Why I lend: I lend with Deki because I can see my money work for people ..read more

Number of loans made: 24

Location: London UK

Hilary

Hilary

Why I lend: I love the idea of using just a small amount of money to help someone to help themselves. It is good to be able to identify an individual and get them on the road to a better life ..read more

Number of loans made: 2

Location: Leamington Spa UK

Nick

Nick

Why I lend: Why not, eh? ..read more

Number of loans made: 26

Location: England UK

Sue

Sue

Why I lend: I lend because I realise how unfair the world is and how relatively privileged we are in the UK I also think that our political and economic decision were/are also responsible for many of the world's ..read more

Number of loans made: 52

Location: UK

Julian

Julian

Why I lend: To enable people to become self sufficient. We all deserve to be able to make a living ..read more

Number of loans made: 1

Location: Sydney Australia

Kat

Kat

Why I lend: I was given my first installment as a gift from my auntie ..read more

Number of loans made: 4

Location: Cambridge UK

Johanna

Johanna

Why I lend: As a self employed person I fully support DEKI in helping others do the same, in a sustainable way ..read more

Number of loans made: 13

Location: UK

Caroline

Caroline

Why I lend: I was born in Africa - I love the Continent and the people. I lend to Deki because it is an affordable way to bring real help to people who are trying hard to help themselves ..read more

Number of loans made: 7

Location: London UK

Amanda

Amanda

Why I lend: Because everyone needs opportunities and the chance to prove themselves ..read more

Number of loans made: 16

Location: UK

Ian

Ian

Why I lend: My loans encouraged enterprising people to get started ..read more

Number of loans made: 6

Location: Bristol UK

Bob

Bob

Why I lend: Because people need a helping hand along life's way ..read more

Number of loans made: 16

Location: Luton UK

Marianne

Marianne

Why I lend: This is a photograph of me and my family at Christmas. We are very lucky to be living and working in a country like Australia. Good Luck with your business ..read more

Number of loans made: 4

Location: Australia

linzi, mark, beth & tom

linzi, mark, beth & tom

Why I lend: because we want other people to have what we have - the ability to support our family ..read more

Number of loans made: 12

Location: Ware UK

joanna

joanna

Why I lend: I buy and sell ladies clothes to earn money, and as I am lucky enough to be born in the U.K. where life is fairly easy, I like to help other women who are trying to provide for their families ..read more

Number of loans made: 5

Location: Tunbridge Wells UK

Kristen, Jon, Jake & Beth

Kristen, Jon, Jake & Beth

Why I lend: Because we have more than we need, and they need more than they have x ..read more

Number of loans made: 12

Location: Lancaster UK

Pauline

Pauline

Why I lend: Its important to me that the money goes straight to the people who need it most! I love the fact that I can help people in a sustainable way ..read more

Number of loans made: 26

Location: Northamptonshire UK

Nick

Nick

Why I lend: I think that this can be one way to create a bit of a future for some people in the long term. It's not the answer to everything...but it's a small step I guess ..read more

Number of loans made: 11

Location: Nottingham UK

ursula

ursula

Why I lend: I cheer you on as you build your livelihood and thus self-esteem and a sense of empowerment and joy ..read more

Number of loans made: 3

Location: Staffordshire UK

melita

melita

Why I lend: I sometimes forget just how much I have and how lucky I am. I like giving people a helping hand through Deki. It's a fulfulling way of giving something back ..read more

Number of loans made: 7

Location: Southampton UK

Alyth

Alyth

Why I lend: I support Deki becuase it helps people to help themselves ..read more

Number of loans made: 37

Location: Ely UK

jo

jo

Why I lend: I lend because I want to help empower women who do not have the same advantages as me ..read more

Number of loans made: 17

Location: newcastle upon tyne UK

Georgie

Georgie

Why I lend: When I first heard about Deki, I had a good job and 'surplus income', buying double-mocha-wocca-lattes on a daily basis and four or five books or CDs at a time ..read more

Number of loans made: 16

Location: London UK

Doug

Doug

Why I lend: Because I want to make a sustainable difference in local communities and with individuals where I can see the benefit. This is a great idea. Thankyou ..read more

Number of loans made: 30

Location: Lincoln UK

Tony

Tony

Why I lend: I want to assist people in changing their circumstances for the better ..read more

Number of loans made: 9

Location: Ivybridge UK

Daniel

Daniel

Why I lend: Why on Earth wouldn't you? ..read more

Number of loans made: 9

Location: UK

James

James

Why I lend: "Charity degrades those who receive it and hardens those who dispense it." .. ..read more

Number of loans made: 2

Location: UK

Sonja

Sonja

Why I lend: I care about people near and far ..read more

Number of loans made: 7

Location: USA

Diane

Diane

Why I lend: Such a small amount of money to me can make a real difference to somebody else ..read more

Number of loans made: 8

Location: Hove UK

judith

judith

Why I lend: because it is the best way to help people change their lives ..read more

Number of loans made: 26

Location: UK

Philomena

Philomena

Why I lend: It's good to give spare cash an opportunity to do something good rather than just lining the pockets of the bankers ..read more

Number of loans made: 16

Location: UK

Rowena

Rowena

Why I lend: My friend started this as a Xmas present but now I have been to Ghana and seen amazing women whose work I'd like to support ..read more

Number of loans made: 6

Location: UK

Highgrove

Highgrove

Why I lend: We want to care for the poor and impact the world ..read more

Number of loans made: 199

Location: Sea Mills, Bristol UK

EMILY

EMILY

Why I lend: I support Deki because these small loans give people the chance to change their lives for the good ..read more

Number of loans made: 18

Location: UK

Vasso

Vasso

Why I lend: I lend because I want to help people make a difference to their lives ..read more

Number of loans made: 5

Location: Hampshire UK

paul

paul

Why I lend: To make a small contribution to ironing out our world's inequalities ..read more

Number of loans made: 38

Location: Newcastle UK

daniele

daniele

Why I lend: to help someone ..read more

Number of loans made: 15

Location: somerset UK

nick

nick

Why I lend: great idea started by my wife. This is how I would like to be treated - respect, dignity and empowerment ..read more

Number of loans made: 9

Location: Kent UK

Ben

Ben

Why I lend: Because I want people to support themselves and provide a role model to others ..read more

Number of loans made: 3

Location: Leeds UK

david

david

Why I lend: I was kindly gifted an amount but will probably donate further also ..read more

Number of loans made: 1

Location: Derbyshire UK

Steve

Steve

Why I lend: It is a good way to help people start their lives ..read more

Number of loans made: 4

Location: Bristol UK

Kat

Kat

Why I lend: Because I want to help people help themselves, and realise their aspirations ..read more

Number of loans made: 4

Location: Sheffield UK

Jo

Jo

Why I lend: A brilliant way to empower people, the opportunity to see first hand who you are lending to and the ability to re-lend. Perfect ..read more

Number of loans made: 1

Location: Adelaide Australia

John

John

Why I lend: I think this is a cool way of helping people develop businesses ..read more

Number of loans made: 4

Location: London UK

melanie

melanie

Why I lend: i want to help someone who is not as fortunate as myself:D ..read more

Number of loans made: 1

Location: scotland UK

Jagdev

Jagdev

Why I lend: I am trying to help ..read more

Number of loans made: 1

Location: London UK

Neil

Neil

Why I lend: Because I believe Deki can make a sustainable difference ..read more

Number of loans made: 4

Location: Bristol UK

Marina

Marina

Why I lend: I'm inspired by the entrepreneurs that we collectively lend to, small amounts can make a big difference in another person's life ..read more

Number of loans made: 14

Location: Brighton UK

sherry

sherry

Why I lend: I have worked hard and have been lucky.A lot of people work hard and don't have the luck. I would like to share my luck ..read more

Number of loans made: 7

Location: Lancashire UK

Tracy

Tracy

Why I lend:

Compassion to help end suffering for all beings is my practise and I want to touch someone else's life and maybe make it more joyfulx

..read more

Number of loans made: 2

Location: Bristol UK

JANE

JANE

Why I lend: It's a feel good Karma to be able to help those in the most dire need with no real means to provide for themselves ..read more

Number of loans made: 1

Location: WALES UK

Liz

Liz

Why I lend: to help someone become independent ..read more

Number of loans made: 11

Location: Cornwall UK

layla

layla

Why I lend: because it's a great idea ..read more

Number of loans made: 38

Location: london UK

Iain D

Iain D

Why I lend: Hi. I am retired and not that well off but I have some money to spare. I feel the Deki scheme is excellent and I am pleased to be able to contribute in a modest way. All the best ..read more

Number of loans made: 17

Location: Galashiels UK

cathy

cathy

Why I lend: Hi I love loaning to Deki entrepeneurs because I seems so much more personal and I can be sure that my money is going to a real person who just needs a little help to get them started ..read more

Number of loans made: 33

Location: kenilworth UK

Claire

Claire

Why I lend: Everyone deserves a chance ..read more

Number of loans made: 29

Location: Manchester England UK

Alice

Alice

Why I lend: To help people who don't have access to so many resources as I do ..read more

Number of loans made: 16

Location: London UK

Chris

Chris

Why I lend: So people who didn't have the chances we have in the UK get the chance they deserve ..read more

Number of loans made: 7

Location: London UK

james

james

Why I lend: I want to support other people ..read more

Number of loans made: 6

Location: London UK

Susan

Susan

Why I lend:

I have spare money. and it seems an excellent scheme ..read more

Number of loans made: 11

Location: Emsworth, Hants. UK

Debbie

Debbie

Why I lend: This is such a practical and personal way to help people who live in (to us in the Western world) unimaginable poverty ..read more

Number of loans made: 11

Location: Bristol UK

Claire

Claire

Why I lend: Seems like a great way to get money to the right people who need help and not hand-outs ..read more

Number of loans made: 9

Location: Berkshire UK

Jenny

Jenny

Why I lend:

As a personal way of helping resouceful people make a success of theier lives ..read more

Number of loans made: 18

Location: Cheltenham UK

Lara

Lara

Why I lend: I'm a small business owner in the UK and understand the importance of theat little injection of capital and how it can quickly turn your life around ..read more

Number of loans made: 13

Location: Shropshire UK

Andrew

Andrew

Why I lend: Because I am a human being ..read more

Number of loans made: 3

Location: London UK

Robin

Robin

Why I lend: I've got money and other people need money ..read more

Number of loans made: 9

Location: York UK

Martin

Martin

Why I lend: It is preferable (where possible) to giving, with its possibility of creating dependency ..read more

Number of loans made: 2

Location: Leicester UK

zoe

zoe

Why I lend: seems like a great way to help people help themselves ..read more

Number of loans made: 5

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne UK

Christine

Christine

Why I lend: It's such a simple idea, but with such life-changing potential. I'm happy to support it ..read more

Number of loans made: 5

Location: Bristol UK

Christina

Christina

Why I lend: To give someone else at least a few of the opportunities that came easily to me and my family living as we do in a world of plenty ..read more

Number of loans made: 10

Location: Liverpool UK

Allen

Allen

Why I lend: because I can ..read more

Number of loans made: 1

Location: Leicester UK

Monica

Monica

Why I lend:

Because I hope it will make a difference - and allow people to stand on their own two feet ..read more

Number of loans made: 19

Location: Liverpool UK

Martin

Martin

Why I lend:

To give capable, determined human beings a chance to improve their lives and the lives of their children ..read more

Number of loans made: 7

Location: Manchester UK

Andrew

Andrew

Why I lend: To support sustainable development ..read more

Number of loans made: 40

Location: Ormskirk UK

Keith

Keith

Why I lend: To try to make a worthwhile bit of a difference to someone's life ..read more

Number of loans made: 5

Location: UK

Neville

Neville

Why I lend: Because even a small amount can make such a big difference! ..read more

Number of loans made: 4

Location: UK

Catherine

Catherine

Why I lend: It is just such a good thought. No time limits, no interest to pay - just a small loan to another human being with a working idea ..read more

Number of loans made: 12

Location: Galashiels UK

Kelvin

Kelvin

Why I lend: To give someone an opportunity... ..read more

Number of loans made: 34

Location: Bristol UK

Melissa

Melissa

Why I lend: To support women in their endeavour to support themselves and their families ..read more

Number of loans made: 16

Location: Newton Abbot UK

Siegrun

Siegrun

Why I lend: Brilliant idea and less humilating than having to receive handouts ..read more

Number of loans made: 54

Location: Crowthorne UK

Martin

Martin

Why I lend: How can you not? ..read more

Number of loans made: 54

Location: UK

Carole

Carole

Why I lend: I think this is such a brilliant idea. Relatively small amounts of money (in UK terms) have a huge impact in local terms ..read more

Number of loans made: 133

Location: Derbyshire UK

Gillian

Gillian

Why I lend: To help people help themselves, and to make my money go further! ..read more

Number of loans made: 18

Location: Cambridge UK

Maeve

Maeve

Why I lend: I understand how difficult it is to establish a small business even in the more affluent UK ..read more

Number of loans made: 10

Location: Edinburgh UK

Paul

Paul

Why I lend: I love being able to see exactly where the money is going and seeing the results of the donation.. ..read more

Number of loans made: 1

Location: Liverpool UK

Mary

Mary

Why I lend: this seems such a wonderful and simple idea - and the money can be lent over and over again - magic! ..read more

Number of loans made: 22

Location: Warwickshire UK

Jonathan

Jonathan

Why I lend: Because I can ..read more

Number of loans made: 3

Location: Ilkley UK

Lindsay

Lindsay

Why I lend: In the hope it will make someones life a bit better ..read more

Number of loans made: 2

Location: Dorset UK

Heidi

Heidi

Why I lend: To support and empower women to enable them to get out of poverty ..read more

Number of loans made: 2

Location: Somerset UK

Julian

Julian

Why I lend: I was born in Ghana - my father was a teacher in Takoradi for 3 years in the early 1960s - and went back there for the first time in 2007 ..read more

Number of loans made: 6

Location: Scarborough UK

michael

michael

Why I lend: its a good idea ..read more

Number of loans made: 23

Location: lincoln UK

Donald

Donald

Why I lend: I want to help someone less fortunate than myself ..read more

Number of loans made: 2

Location: Linton, Cambs. UK

Sarah

Sarah

Why I lend: Because I believe a small amount can go a long way to helping others who have so much less tham me, but work equally hard - and harder! ..read more

Number of loans made: 9

Location: Surrey UK

David

David

Why I lend: I have travelled extensively in S.E Asia and seen some terrible poverty ..read more

Number of loans made: 2

Location: Shepperton UK

Gill

Gill

Why I lend:

I think people want independence not charity ..read more

Number of loans made: 8

Location: Sheffield UK

mike

mike

Why I lend:

to make our xmas complete

..read more

Number of loans made: 1

Location: neath UK

David

David

Why I lend: How amazing is this? The two best things about Deki: knowing exactly where my money goes and being able to collectively lend with other like minded people over and over again! ..read more

Number of loans made: 11

Location: Bristol UK

Alexandra

Alexandra

Why I lend: For me, it's the money I would spend on a night out. For them, it's so much more ..read more

Number of loans made: 10

Location: Bristol UK

Gill

Gill

Why I lend:

Years ago, I started a small arts enterprise and needed start-up money, and support from people who believed in social enterprise ..read more

Number of loans made: 3

Location: Dorset UK

Kate

Kate

Why I lend: Because life is about luck and grabbing opportunities with both hands - I want to share my luck and give someone else a chance to grab their opportunity ..read more

Number of loans made: 20

Location: Bristol UK

Susan

Susan

Why I lend: It's great to be able to help entrepreneurs so much with so little ..read more

Number of loans made: 7

Location: Scotland UK

delia

delia

Why I lend: It's personal and a fantastic idea! ..read more

Number of loans made: 4

Location: Bristol UK

John

John

Why I lend: Muhammad Yunus ..read more

Number of loans made: 186

Location: Warlingham UK

alice

alice

Why I lend: To make a direct and instant difference to a known individuals life ..read more

Number of loans made: 1

Location: bristol UK

Bernard

Bernard

Why I lend: To help people help themselves ..read more

Number of loans made: 20

Location: London UK

Sally

Sally

Why I lend:

Because microloans are a smarter way to give ..read more

Number of loans made: 8

Location: Bristol UK

Gerry

Gerry

Why I lend: As a Christian I have been blessed in many circumstances, both when experiencing good times as well as bad ..read more

Number of loans made: 120

Location: Devon UK

Christopher

Christopher

Why I lend: I enjoy donating through Deki because it gives people a chance to to improve their own situation in life, with a small helping hand they might otherwise not be offered ..read more

Number of loans made: 9

Location: London UK

Sarah

Sarah

Why I lend:

I believe everyone should be given a chance to support their family

..read more

Number of loans made: 252

Location: Chelmsford UK

francine

francine

Why I lend: Because my daughter told me so! ..read more

Number of loans made: 2

Location: Bayonne France

Suzanne

Suzanne

Why I lend: Because if everyone did just a little bit, the world would be a perfect place ..read more

Number of loans made: 17

Location: Dubai United Arab Emirates

Rich

Rich

Why I lend: Such a great idea. A simple and effective way to help transform lives ..read more

Number of loans made: 37

Location: Bristol UK

Ruth

Ruth

Why I lend:

I have a lot of money relative to the amount of money needed to support people in Ghana. I couldn't have set up my own business without cash to make it happen ..read more

Number of loans made: 3

Location: Bristol UK

Sofia

Sofia

Why I lend:

Because it is a great idea, my money can help many more people this way!

..read more

Number of loans made: 7

Location: Bristol UK

matthew

matthew

Why I lend: It helps a bit towards sharing out the worlds wealth. Also as people repay you can just lend again making the same money useful to lots of people ..read more

Number of loans made: 22

Location: huddersfield UK

Jonah

Jonah

Why I lend: As well as being closely connected to the Deki story I Have recently started my own small business and would like to share my success with others ..read more

Number of loans made: 7

Location: Australia UK

Adam

Adam

Why I lend:

To help people directly while banking inefficiencies struggle with the concept of fairness and equality ..read more

Number of loans made: 2

Location: Bristol UK

Will

Will

Why I lend: because these schemes make so much sense ..read more

Number of loans made: 6

Location: London UK

David

David

Why I lend: Lending to individuals to help build their businesses, and being able to reinvest repayments - great! ..read more

Number of loans made: 18

Location: Bristol UK

Ollie

Ollie

Why I lend: Its my time to give back. Help for the greater good ..read more

Number of loans made: 1

Location: London UK

Stephen

Stephen

Why I lend: When I was young, I got just the hand I needed ..read more

Number of loans made: 15

Location: California USA

Hannah

Hannah

Why I lend: Through this secure site, Deki, I can help hardworking, honest people fulfill their business prospects - without losing sight of my loan ..read more

Number of loans made: 1

Location: Winchester UK

lucy

lucy

Why I lend:

To help people help themselves, every one should have a chance ..read more

Number of loans made: 11

Location: bristol UK

harriet

harriet

Why I lend: It's free charity ..read more

Number of loans made: 7

Location: Lancashire UK

Jenny

Jenny

Why I lend: Because it's fair ..read more

Number of loans made: 19

Location: Sutton Coldfield UK

Cleland

Cleland

Why I lend: By global standards I am very wealthy so I think that I have a responsibility to help others who want to inprove their lives ..read more

Number of loans made: 10

Location: Belfast UK

Jm-Experts!

Jm-Experts!

Why I lend: Just for good! ..read more

Number of loans made: 37

Location: NYC, New York USA

cornelia

cornelia

Why I lend:

Even those who are not well-off in this country are actually incedibly well off compared to half the worlds population ..read more

Number of loans made: 9

Location: London UK

Steve

Steve

Why I lend: I focus most of my lending on Nepal where I was a Fulbright teacher in 2009 ..read more

Number of loans made: 4

Location: Waterford USA

Daniel

Daniel

Why I lend: Help someone that needs it ..read more

Number of loans made: 3

Location: Boston USA

sam

sam

Why I lend:

Because I want to ..read more

Number of loans made: 4

Location: UK

Khara

Khara

Why I lend: I want to make a little to me go a long way for someone else ..read more

Number of loans made: 1

Location: Bristol UK

Phoebe

Phoebe

Why I lend: Because microfinance is brilliant! ..read more

Number of loans made: 3

Location: Brighton UK

Phil

Phil

Why I lend: I believe that with a little help, encouragement and hard work anyone can achieve their dream of running a small business and becoming self sufficient ..read more

Number of loans made: 5

Location: Somerset UK

oliver

oliver

Why I lend:

I was involved with IGnite Bristol and saw Vashti talk and thought I should be helping. ..read more

Number of loans made: 6

Location: Bristol UK

Jacqui

Jacqui

Why I lend: Have been giving through Kiva for a long time, great to have a similar opportunity in the UK. We have so much in our country, great to help those who are working hard to suceed ..read more

Number of loans made: 37

Location: Milton Keynes UK

Russell

Russell

Why I lend: It's a great opportunity to help other people ..read more

Number of loans made: 1

Location: Bristol UK

Jo

Jo

Why I lend:

Sometimes, no matter how hard you try to help yourself you can't do it alone.. ..read more

Number of loans made: 3

Location: London UK

Natalie

Natalie

Why I lend: I work with CEDIS and hope a little from me can improve lives of others =] ..read more

Number of loans made: 1

Location: Hong Kong Hong Kong

marysabina

marysabina

Why I lend:

i have seen women struggling and want to empower them to help themselves

..read more

Number of loans made: 15

Location: bristol UK

Andrew

Andrew

Why I lend:

I don't see why I would just leave my money in a bank account to gain 2% when I can help others instead :)

..read more

Number of loans made: 1

Location: Chester UK

Aaron

Aaron

Why I lend: I am working with the SIFE Nottingham team who are helping CEDIS raise money in order to fund these loans and so I feel it would be beneficial if I was to give some money also ..read more

Number of loans made: 1

Location: Nottingham UK

Amy

Amy

Why I lend: I am very lucky to be born in the UK. Free health services, education and support have helped make me who I am. I would like to lend so I can help somebody that has not been as lucky as me ..read more

Number of loans made: 7

Location: Bristol UK

Dan

Dan

Why I lend:

Because I met Vashti and think Deki.org.uk is a wonderful idea ..read more

Number of loans made: 11

Location: Bristol UK

Peter

Peter

Why I lend: I am grateful to be able to assist in a small way.. ..read more

Number of loans made: 652

Location: Mersea Island UK

Shaun

Shaun

Why I lend:

To help make good businesses get started

..read more

Number of loans made: 1

Location: Bristol UK

Dan

Dan

Why I lend: Guilt?? Just kidding ..read more

Number of loans made: 3

Location: Somerset UK

Anne

Anne

Why I lend:

It's good to share!

..read more

Number of loans made: 69

Location: St Albans UK

Merilynn

Merilynn

Why I lend:

I feel we should all help each other whenever possible. This is a very small amount that can make a big difference in someone's life ..read more

Number of loans made: 32

Location: USA

Joanna

Joanna

Why I lend: Why not?! ..read more

Number of loans made: 3

Location: London, UK

Vivienne

Vivienne

Why I lend:

To circumvent the bureaucracy and casual inhumanity of governments. Deki gives help to those who need it to build opportunities for themselves ..read more

Number of loans made: 32

Location: Manchester UK

Kierstan

Kierstan

Why I lend:

It's such fast, direct help. And having spent time in Ghana, I know how much it's needed ..read more

Number of loans made: 1

Location: Bristol UK

Isobel

Isobel

Why I lend: I think this is an excellent scheme working as it does with a named individual who has a project in mind and the loan aspect means it's sustainable and not a handout leading to any kind of dependence ..read more

Number of loans made: 1

Location: Bristol UK

Rachel

Rachel

Why I lend: Because we're so priviledged in the West to have so much it seems right to share it. I have also been to Nepal and loved the people there so would like to make a difference here if possible ..read more

Number of loans made: 5

Location: Canberra Australia

Tim

Tim

Why I lend:

Such an easy way to make a big difference

..read more

Number of loans made: 2

Location: London UK

David

David

Why I lend: I think we all have to help one another ..read more

Number of loans made: 2

Location: Stouffville Canada

leueen

leueen

Why I lend:

I have been given many opportunities in my life to be able to move forward. I hope to be able to give someone else an opportunity to move forward and improve their life ..read more

Number of loans made: 5

Location: Stouffville Canada

Laurence

Laurence

Why I lend: to give a hand up, not a hand out ..read more

Number of loans made: 1

Location: Oxford UK

Sam

Sam

Why I lend: It's great to get evidence that I'm helping when loans are repaid, and so encouraging to see how quickly it can happen. It's a scale of giving that anyone could relate to ..read more

Number of loans made: 8

Location: Bristol UK

Mike

Mike

Why I lend: I have fallen in love with the idea to build economies, macro and micro. I think it's great to give an opportunity like this to someone ..read more

Number of loans made: 1

Location: Weston-super-Mare UK

Andrew

Andrew

Why I lend:

It is the right thing to do ..read more

Number of loans made: 144

Location: London UK

Paul

Paul

Why I lend:

I believe in the DEKI concept and the value of support provided to people seeking to improve their lives by their own efforts ..read more

Number of loans made: 20

Location: Bath UK

Kim

Kim

Why I lend:

I lend because it makes a difference to individual lives. It is just enough to know that someone has benefited from a little money and a lot of belief in their ability to shape their own future ..read more

Number of loans made: 9

Location: Gloucestershire UK

Savannah

Savannah

Why I lend:

Give a little - gain a lot

..read more

Number of loans made: 35

Location: Bristol UK

David

David

Why I lend:

To help individuals in the developing world work their way out of poverty through entrepreneurship ..read more

Number of loans made: 2

Location: Bristol UK

TGW

TGW

Why I lend:

Both poverty and excess seem to be everywhere ..read more

Number of loans made: 56

Location: Hong Kong

kate

kate

Why I lend:

Poverty sucks and microfinance works

..read more

Number of loans made: 281

Location: Nottingham UK

Helen

Helen

Why I lend: Because I think it is only fair that others have a chance at a great life, something that is taken so much for granted in the UK ..read more

Number of loans made: 30

Location: Shropshire UK

Jos

Jos

Why I lend: Deki is a great concept that I am more than happy to put my support behind ..read more

Number of loans made: 2

Location: London UK

Sophia

Sophia

Why I lend: A chinese proverb says: "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime" ..read more

Number of loans made: 1

Location: Amsterdam Netherlands

Dinglah

Dinglah

Why I lend:

I lend becuase its the best way people help other people

..read more

Number of loans made: 29

Location: UK UK

Pere

Pere

Why I lend:

Microfinance is awesome

..read more

Number of loans made: 3

Location: London UK

Laura

Laura

Why I lend:

This system has the greatest impact for the smallest amount of money ..read more

Number of loans made: 21

Location: Northumberland UK

Jade

Jade

Why I lend: Because I think we should take responsibility for our futures together.I would like my children to grow up connected to their world ..read more

Number of loans made: 13

Location: Carmarthenshire UK

Tina

Tina

Why I lend:

To create positive and empowering links between individuals in the UK and those in developing countries ..read more

Number of loans made: 10

Location: UK

Sophia

Sophia

Why I lend: To help people help themselves ..read more

Number of loans made: 3

Location: Essex UK

Pauline

Pauline

Why I lend:

I believe in sharing and supporting each other ..read more

Number of loans made: 2

Location: Marrickville Australia

Western Commodities

Western Commodities

Why I lend:

As a dried fruit importer with a direct understanding of buliding business relationships in many parts of the world we felt Deki would be a great partner in trying to help at a grass roots level ..read more

Number of loans made: 125

Location: Devon UK

Mary

Mary

Why I lend:

Such a simple way to make such a big difference ..read more

Number of loans made: 29

Location: Bristol UK

Yannick

Yannick

Why I lend:

Because it doesn't cost me much or maybe even nothing but it can help a lot ..read more

Number of loans made: 21

Location: New Delhi India

Julie

Julie

Why I lend:

it's great to spread the wealth around

..read more

Number of loans made: 2

Location: Bristol UK

Pip

Pip

Why I lend: To help people out of poverty in a sustainable manner ..read more

Number of loans made: 2

Location: Bristol UK

Kite

Kite

Why I lend:

Because I want to support a transparent system that enables direct funding to provide assistance for people to support themselves ..read more

Number of loans made: 4

Location: Stanmore Australia

Alison

Alison

Why I lend:

I worked with street kids in Kathmandu and have seen how difficult it is for disadvantaged people to earn a living ..read more

Number of loans made: 12

Location: Gloucestershire UK

Alex

Alex

Why I lend:

Because I want to support enterprises and these loans can change lives in a much more sustainable way than giving money to charity ..read more

Number of loans made: 2

Location: Bucks UK

mandie

mandie

Why I lend: I have my own small business. Fortunately I had the financial support of my family, otherwise it wouldn't have been possible. It's fantastic to be given the opportunity to help others in this way ..read more

Number of loans made: 3

Location: bristol UK

Theresa Pham

Theresa Pham

Why I lend: I am hoping to make a small difference to someone else's life ..read more

Number of loans made: 3

Location: LONDON UK

Ingrid

Ingrid

Why I lend: I want to help people make a better life for themselves and their families ..read more

Number of loans made: 1

Location: Welwyn Garden City UK

Liz

Liz

Why I lend:

This is a chance to help change someone's life, even a small contribution will have a significant impact. If you have very little any help makes a difference ..read more

Number of loans made: 34

Location: Luzech France

Britt

Britt

Why I lend: I lend because I feel there is so much inequality in the world ..read more

Number of loans made: 7

Location: Sydney Australia

Judith

Judith

Why I lend: Because I admire people who are trying to help themselves and support their families. Deki is a reliable way for me to give a small loan ..read more

Number of loans made: 15

Location: Bristol UK

Lucie

Lucie

Why I lend:

It's a small gesture that can make a big difference

..read more

Number of loans made: 2

Location: Greenbank UK

Chris

Chris

Why I lend:

Because DEKI provides a level of transparency far greater than other means of giving and because I believe that loans can be more sustainable than traditional charitable giving ..read more

Number of loans made: 30

Location: London UK

Lance

Lance

Why I lend: Running a small business of my own I know how hard it is to get started and any help is most appreciated to get that start! ..read more

Number of loans made: 14

Location: Bristol UK

Suzi

Suzi

Why I lend:

to help people who need a small amount to make a huge difference to their ability to improve their lifestyles. A loan is a way to do this which is both effective and respectful ..read more

Number of loans made: 53

Location: Bristol UK

caro

caro

Why I lend:

To help people help themselves and create a circle of giving ..read more

Number of loans made: 13

Location: Bristol UK

Mark

Mark

Why I lend: test drgd rgg ..read more

Number of loans made: 3

Location: Bristol UK

Stuart

Stuart

Why I lend:

Because its an effective and sustainable way to help people out of poverty ..read more

Number of loans made: 14

Location: Bristol UK

Vashti

Vashti

Why I lend: To enable people to help themselves out of poverty in a dignified and sustainable manner ..read more

Number of loans made: 84

Location: Bristol UK

Lula

Lula

Why I lend:

It's nice to lend money to people who would like to set upi their own business, so they can help themselves out of poverty ..read more

Number of loans made: 21

Location: Bellingen Australia