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Deki Reaches £350,000 Mark in Microloans
July 24th 2014 | by Kaire Davidson
Tags: Deki Updates | Microfinance

Last week we celebrated reaching the £350,000 mark in microloans since Deki started five years ago. A huge thank you to everyone who has ever lent with Deki – together we have supported over 1,700 entrepreneurs in developing countries. If you take into account that on average each loan affects the lives of five people […]

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Watch Deki Short Film by Aardman and Win a Personalised Drawing by Creator of Wallace and Gromit
July 21st 2014 | by Kaire Davidson
Tags: Deki Updates | Microfinance

Our fantastic new short film ‘Brigitte, Bruno and Ben’ is here! Created for Deki by Aardman Animations it shows how a loan of just £10 can change the lives of an entire family in the developing world. In the 70-second short animated film Ben who lives in the UK decides that there are better ways […]

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Why Lending to Farmers is a Good Thing
June 19th 2014 | by Marnie Langeroodi
Tags: Ethical Investment | Field Partners | Microfinance

Agriculture is a fundamental source of livelihood in many developing countries. Most of Deki’s entrepreneurs in Ghana, where we have just recently partnered up with new field partners St Joseph Cooperative Credit Union and BESSFA Rural Bank, are farmers. In Ghana, about 60% of the labour force is employed in agriculture, which makes up about […]

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Deki Welcomes Two New Field Partners in Ghana
May 19th 2014 | by Kaire Davidson
Tags: Deki Updates | Field Partners

We’re excited to announce that our field partner network is expanding. Last month Deki’s International Programmes Manager Diane Rafla completed her due diligence visit to the two Ghana organisations. Both new partners, St Joseph Cooperative Credit Union in Upper West Ghana and BESSFA Rural Bank in Upper East Ghana focus mainly on agricultural clients and […]

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Deki & Friska Partnership Shortlisted for Guardian Award
May 19th 2014 | by Kaire Davidson
Tags: Deki Updates | Ethical Investment

Excitingly the Deki-Friska Partnership was shortlisted for The Guardian Sustainable Business Awards 2014 in the Social Impact category. For the past year Friska has supported Deki entrepreneurs with a ‘Deki Dish’. 10p from each Deki Dish goes to support an entrepreneur each month. With the capital and skills to start a business, these hardworking entrepreneurs […]

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