As technologies improve, Deki explores how they can be used to improve communication and operational efficiencies. Blockchain is an exciting development, and may well be the perfect vehicle for delivering microfinance.
New Home realised that business loans and training could help this very disadvantaged group of people in Kasese to build better lives for them-selves and their families. They were able to start making loans to entrepreneurs through the creation of a very small loan fund, built up with donations from board members and local supporters. These loans helped people to build businesses and livelihoods in areas such as trading, agriculture, animal husbandry and fish farming, plus skilled trades for young men such as brick-laying.
Deki’s most recent field visit was in May when Bryony Spooner, Deki’s Marketing and Communications Director, visited our Togolese field partners in Lomé, Institution D’Aide Au Developpement Economique Et Social (IADES). Alongside Georgina Garnett, a documentary photographer who specialises in eyewitness and reportage style photography, they captured and humanised the work of IADES.