Tanzania - Mama Bahati Foundation

Tanzania - Mama Bahati Foundation

The Mama Bahati Foundation (MBF) is based in Iringa, central Tanzania. Set up in 2007 by the former Archbishop, MBF offers business training, microloans and savings plans. MBF helps women in rural communities, and have extended their reach to the remote districts of Kilolo and Mufindi. By supporting women, MBF help women gain independence, feed their families and pay school fees – MBF has helped over 5,000 women grow their businesses and provide for their families.

Togo - IADES

Togo - IADES

Based in Lomé, the capital of Togo, IADES is a not for profit association improving the lives of the poor, especially women. They offer microloans. savings plans, business training and accountancy to farmers, traders and those engaged in animal husbandry. IADES also considers it important to provide health education on preventing AIDS, malaria and other diseases to improve the health among the disadvantaged.

Ghana - BESSFA Rural Bank Ltd

Ghana - BESSFA Rural Bank Ltd

BESSFA provides agricultural loans to people living and working in the remote area of Garu, Upper East Ghana. This region is very dry and has largely been stripped of its natural resources, resulting in the desertification of much of the land. Deki works with BESSFA to provide loans to farmers whose work has been badly affected by environmental destruction.

South Africa - Siza Capital

South Africa - Siza Capital

Siza Capital is based in Soweto, a township on the outskirts of Johannesburg in South Africa. As one of the biggest urban areas in the country, over 40% of the population of Soweto are unemployed. Deki and Siza work together to provide loans to those from disadvantaged communities, especially young people and women.

Malawi - Temwa

Malawi - Temwa

Temwa works in Northern Malawi, one of the remotest and most disadvantaged areas of the world. There is limited or no electricity, running water and the population is severely affected by the AIDS epidemic. Deki loans go to the most vulnerable people in this area, including those with HIV or AIDS, people caring for those with HIV or AIDS, people who have adopted orphans, and female-headed households.