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Luol Deng 2xNBA All-Star Basketball Player Signs Up in Support of Deki
September 26th 2014 | by Kaire Davidson
Tags: Deki Updates | Fundraising | Luol Deng | Microfinance | South Sudan

For basketball fans, Luol Deng will need no introduction. Deki is delighted to announce our new partnership with the 2 x NBA all-star player, Britain’s highest paid sporting export. Luol was born in Wau, in what is now South Sudan, but fled during the civil war at the age of 7 and became a British […]

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Hardworking Father of Nine Sets up Third Business
September 20th 2014 | by Kaire Davidson
Tags: Deki Updates | Malawi | Microfinance

Bellings Zgaka is a young father from Usisya, Malawi. In the past three years, Bellings has taken two different Deki loans to help work himself and his family out of poverty by expanding his business. His success story, and the dedication behind it, is an inspiration to any aspiring entrepreneur. In 2011, Bellings had just […]

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Report from Malawi: Microloans are Hot Here
August 18th 2014 | by Diane Rafla
Tags: Deki Updates | Field Partners | Microfinance | Social Issues | Success Stories

In early July we travelled to Northern Malawi to visit our Field Partner Temwa and meet a number of Deki entrepreneurs. Over the course of our three year partnership with Temwa, Deki lenders have shown their love by supporting an impressive 636 clients with loans, totalling almost £80,000. We went to inspect the impact of these […]

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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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