Red Magazine

Red Magazine

“I love this charity website. You don’t donate; you give a microloan (part of a bigger loan) for entrepreneurs starting small businesses living in poverty. You can lend £10 to a woman selling cakes and you get email updates telling you when they’ve repaid the loan. Then you get the choice to reinvest, withdraw or donate to the charity. £10 can help numerous different people.” Alex Stedman, Junior Fashion Editor

The Guardian

The Guardian

“Now that a wave of microlenders – from Kiva to Deki to Five Talents – has followed in [Muhammad Yunus'] footsteps, it’s easy to invest your money in the business, career development and all-round wellbeing of someone in the developing world.” Emma John, The Guardian, 6 February 2011

Mashable

Mashable

“Deki is similar to Kiva, but this UK-based site doesn’t collect any percentage of donations for its own operating costs, and its loan recipients are found in far fewer areas – right now, just the UK, Ghana and Nepal. Users choose a microloan recipient, the loan amount is forwarded to a field partner in the local currency (to mitigate the risk of financial loss due to currency fluctuation) and the loan is repaid over a 6- to 12-month period.”
’9 Ways to Do Good With 5 Minutes or $25′ – Jolie O’Dell, Mashable, April 17 2010