Marie Claire

'With £2,000 I've helped 12,000 people'
 

‘When my dad died in 2008 he left me £2,000 and a note saying ‘do something good with this’. He was a humanitarian; he sponsored a Tibetan refugee called Deki Dolkha. I met her and learning of the hardships she’d faced I was inspired to set up a charity named after her. Through our crowd-funding system people can give microloans to people in developing countries, so they can set up sustainable businesses and become self-sufficient. Since then, Deki has given out £500,000 in loans to 12,000 people, changing lives across the world. I think Dad would be very proud of what I've achieved.’
Vashti Seth, 37, Bristol, deki.org.uk


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