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What the press have said:
365 days that changed our lives. Bryony spooner, 43, is a marketing director for microfinance charity Deki. she lives in Bristol with her husband Andrew and children Amelia, 11, and Patrick, nine.
You'd never guess that... 'With £2,000 I've helped 12,000 people' blog in Marie Claire August 2015 featuring Vashti Seth.
“A daughter who was left £2,000 by her dying father and a note which said ‘do something good’ has used the money to set up a charity which has helped 10,000 African entrepreneurs”
Staff and customers at Friska, which has four outlets in Bristol and Bath, vote for a featured entrepreneur, and 10p from each of certain items sold from the menu, called Deki Dishes, allows Friska to fully fund a loan a month.
You can read the article here: http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/sustainability-case-studies-friska-food-deki
“Deki is a UK based microfinance charity where, for just £10, you can buy an ethical voucher and help finance a hard-working entrepreneur in the developing world set up a new business.”
“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
“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
Red Magazine nominated Deki’s CEO, Vashti, Red Hot Woman of the Year 2010. She’s now on their Red Panel – read her blog here. http://www.redonline.co.uk/red-women/red-panel/women-in-charity/vashti-richards-tips-aw11
“While other ethical schemes invite you to send a goat to a developing world village, Deki gives you the opportunity to offer a microloan.” Lucy Siegle, The Observer, 5 December 2010
“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