Maximise your impact with effortless lending

4,596 lenders.

£1.3m lent.

6 countries.

46K lives changed.

About Deki

Deki, an international microfinance charity, was founded in 2008 and is based in Bristol, UK. 

Together — with our lenders — we are transforming lives by empowering people in the developing world to work their way out of poverty by providing life changing loans and business training.

charity number: 1137047
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Make your money work harder

If you don't have time to manage your own re-lending, or you're not sure where your money will have the most impact, then let Deki do it for you — become a Deki Friend.

Sign up and your monthly Deki Friends donation will be combined with other Deki Friends' donations in a pot restricted to lending, and managed by us.

As entrepreneurs make their repayments, the Deki Friends' lending pot is re-lent every month, helping more people work their way out of poverty.

If you are a UK tax payer you can help Deki deliver your loans by adding 25p to every £1 you donate at no extra cost, via Gift Aid.

Every month, 100% of your donation will be lent to hard working entrepreneurs to help them create their own sustainable small businesses.

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Amount lent: £60,510
Lives changed: 4,626

Become a Deki FriendChoose your amount

Effortless lending

Deki lends the entire Deki Friends' pot at the end of every month. Say goodbye to untouched repayments in your Deki account, waiting to be re-lent.

Deki's hands-on approach to stopping poverty isn't for everyone. Choosing one of the many entrepreneurs on our website can be difficult. After all, every single one of them deserves the opportunity to create a better future for themselves and their families. Luckily, the Deki team have a way to help…

Donate monthly to Deki Friends, and we promise to take the hassle out of lending by choosing for you and ensuring that your money is working as hard as it can. You'll be helping the same people, but in a different way. You won't lose the personal connection that our lenders have with our entrepreneurs, either, but your impact will increase.

If you donated £25 a month, in 1 year that £300 (£375 if you Gift Aid it) will be enough to kick-start a small farm in Northern Ghana with irrigation supporting an entire family. Once repaid it could then help a single young mother in Uganda start a successful grocery store in her remote village. 

Every loan changes 6 people's lives for the better. Within a few years you will have transformed hundreds of lives.

That's not just changing lives today. It's ending the cycle of poverty for families all over Africa for generations to come. Giving them the opportunity to work their way out of poverty, with dignity and pride.

It's the same-old Deki, but your money is working the hardest it can by being completely re-lent every month. You will be transforming entire communities by allowing us to:

  • Complete any loans at the end of the month that still need a small amount of funding. 
  • Ensure that everyone in the village receives their loan at the same time.
  • Help make sure that loans are funded in time for planting seasons. 
  • Ensure that no entrepreneur is on our website for longer than they need to be.

It is a very effective way of lending as we manage the loans on your behalf. We take the stress out of re-lending by maximising your impact and ensuring we've lent the entire lending pot every month.

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Maximise your impact

Pick an amount, donate every month and watch as the Deki Friends' lending pot transforms countless lives.

£370 repaid of £370 loan.

Wasagali, 23, lives in South Sudan and has her own restaurant selling home-cooked food. She aspires to support her children and their education for them "to grow into good citizens".

"This loan is like my mother, it gives what I can't get by myself and it will feed my family from the profits"

£107 repaid of £120 loan.

Mawusse lives in Togo with her husband and three children. Deki Friends funded her loan of £120 and enabled her to start selling juice and homemade clothing at the local market. 

She dreams of being able to build a home for her family.

Lucy

"Now I have had a Deki loan I can decide where the money I make is spent, my children will get a better education and won’t have to suffer like me”

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We believe in a world full of opportunity, not poverty

Receive monthly updates on who has been funded and a quarterly newsletter filled with successful entrepreneurs' stories.

  • You struggle to find time to pick your next loan.
  • Repayments sometimes remain in your account, un-lent.
  • You find it difficult to make a choice of who to lend to.
  • You're happy to donate to Deki instead of withdrawing your money.
  • You want to add an extra 25p to every £1 you donate, at no extra cost, via Gift Aid, to help Deki deliver the loans.

Deki Friends is for you, if…

The impact increases as the pot grows

Dan Stern, Deki Friend

"I don't have time to monitor my account to re-lend each month, so I trust Deki to decide who is most in need."

"By giving monthly the amount available for loans is always getting bigger. And once paid back it is simply re-lent. So my £5 doesn't help just one person, it will help many more. Double win."

Mary Bowden, Deki Friend

"I chose to become a Deki Friend as it is the most efficient way to lend — I love that it's working my money in the hardest way possible."

David Brimble, Deki Friend

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Do you find it difficult to manage your Deki lending?

Sign up and your monthly Deki Friends donation will be combined with other Deki Friends' donations in a pot restricted to lending, and managed by us.

Do you struggle to find time to pick your next loan?

Every month, 100% of your donation will be lent on your behalf to our hard-working entrepreneurs to help them create their own sustainable small businesses

As entrepreneurs make their repayments, the Deki Friends' lending pot is re-lent every month, help more people work their way out of poverty.

Do repayments sometimes remain in your account, unlent?

Deki Friends donations cannot be withdrawn — the longer your money is in the Deki Friends' pot, the more lives you will change.

Are you happy to donate to Deki instead of withdrawing your money?

If you are a UK taxpayer you can help Deki deliver your loans by adding 25p to every £1 you donate at no extra cost, via Gift Aid.

Do you want to help Deki deliver your loans, at no extra cost?

Don't want to lose the personal connection with your entrepreneurs?

We send out monthly updates on who has been funded and a quarterly newsletter filled with successful entrepreneurs' stories.

All photo by Georgina Maty Garnett Documentary Photography - www.gmgarnett.com

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