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Almost half the world lives on less than £1.50 a day.

Yet these are honest, hardworking people motivated by the same things as most of us: they want to make something of their lives, feed their families and send their children to school. With the capital your sponsorship can offer, they can start a business and turn their lives around. Together we can empower them to work their way out of poverty.

100% Model

100% of your sponsorship goes towards your chosen local community group to help them develop a sustainable livelihood.  



Multiplying Impact

Your sponsorship gift keeps on giving. It gets converted into micro loans and distributed to the community. As the micro-loan gets re-paid, it then gets re-distributed back into the community to support local businesses once again. This cycle can happen numerous times over a few years. 


Local people

We work with carefully selected local partners to ensure the communities get the most out of your sponsorship and get the right support to start and grow their businesses.


Business training

We work with local experts to provide group members with business and community development training to help give the community every chance of success. 

Grass roots focus

We focus on small community groups in remote, hard to reach regions. Sponsorship makes a huge difference in developing sustainable livelihoods and allow people and communities to flourish with dignity and pride.


Deki was founded in 2008 by Vashti Seth after she was inspired by the plight of a Tibetan refugee called Deki Dolkha. Vashti’s father had sponsored her to give her a better life, but she still had no opportunities. Inspired by the power of micro-finance to empower people to work their way out of poverty, Deki was born.

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