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Let’s Celebrate Hard-Working Mothers Around the World
March 26th 2014 | by Marnie Langeroodi
Tags: Ethical Investment | Microfinance | Women

It’s Mothers Day this Sunday – a day to show your Mum how much you appreciate her. This year, while planning to spoil your own Mum, please also give a thought to one of our woman entrepreneurs  and how much they also deserve to be celebrated. 99% of our female entrepreneurs are mothers and our loans are […]

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Women Make It Happen by Multitasking
March 7th 2014 | by Genevieve Cox
Tags: Ethical Investment | Microfinance | South Sudan | Women

It’s one of the best known gender stereotypes: women can multitask. Whether it’s hoovering with one hand and watering the plants with the other, blogging on the bus or juggling childcare and work, women around the world are fantastic at it. About two thirds of our entrepreneurs are women and they all work incredibly hard […]

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Lending in a Conflict Region: Good to Know
February 26th 2014 | by Diane Rafla
Tags: Ethical Investment | Field Partners | Microfinance | Social Issues | South Sudan

If you have recently made a loan to an entrepreneur in South Sudan or are considering lending to someone there you may be curious to know how the recent civil unrest might affect your loan. There isn’t a simple answer to questions about risks of lending in the developing world but we want to make sure […]

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Deki Reaches £300,000 in Microloans
February 20th 2014 | by Kaire Davidson
Tags: Deki Updates

We are excited to announce that this week we have reached £300,000 mark in lending since we began. A very big thank you to every single one of you who has ever lent with Deki – you are part of Deki’s continued growth and success! Considering that most loans are reinvested, this means an infinite […]

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Abbeywood Community School wins Deki Tenner Tournament
February 17th 2014 | by Kaire Davidson
Tags: Deki Tenner Tournament | Deki Updates

Thanks so much to all the schools that took part in the November Tenner Tournament – over £2,000 was raised by nine schools and 38 teams! We are proud to announce the overall winner of the tournament was Abbeywood Community School, Stoke Gifford, Bristol who raised an amazing £745! The winning team (pictured) was Rachel […]

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