Deki is proud that 100% of the money you lend through us goes toward lender's chosen entrepreneurs.

Deki does not charge our entrepreneurs any interest fees and loans are repaid, which means you then have then opportunity to relend your loan to another entrepreneur. 

However, this means that we rely on donations to operate. If you would like to help Deki reach more and more entrepreneurs in the developing world, then please donate today. 

Halima Namutosi is a 24-year-old refugee from South Sudan. She lives in Northern Uganda with her husband and three children aged 4, 6 and 8 years. 

Halima settled in Namboole, in the outskirts of Kampala city. Her life was tough – Halima’s family lived in a mud house with no electricity and had to share a toilet with their neighbours. Eventually only Halima got a job making clay stoves, but work wasn’t guaranteed so she couldn’t afford to enrol her children at the local school. Her husband remained unemployed.

She applied for a loan of £240 which she spent on a wheel barrow, a rake and raw clay materials. Halima’s cooking pots were top quality and her business started to attract more and more customers. Soon she needed to hire two employees to help her make 500 pots a week.

Halima began generating steady income that she was able to reinvest. Since her loan Halima’s earning potential has tripled and she is now able to pay for her children’s school fees and move to a better house with a tin roof and electricity. In the future Halima would like to educate her three children to university level. 

Every donation allows more entrepreneurs like Halima to get the opportunities they need to build a brighter future for their family.

You can help African entrepreneurs lift their family out of poverty with a donation of...

You can help African entrepreneurs lift their family out of poverty with a donation of...


will help generate micro-loans and provide business training for entrepreneurs, which will go one to change at least 6 people's lives.


will generate £300 in micro-loans and provide business training for two entrepreneurs, which will lift at least 12 people out of poverty.


will generate micro-loans and provide business training for an entire community, giving a generation of children a brighter future.


will allow Deki to support 4 entrepreneurs develop a sustainable business for themselves, lifting at least 24 people out of poverty.


will fund a Deki Fellow to work with one of our field partners for one month so our projects can be further developed, allowing more communities to work their way out of poverty, with dignity.

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"It's a wonderful way of helping those who want to help themselves, their families and their communities."

Trevor, UK -  Deki lender

"This is a brilliant charity, and microfinancing is a way to help people get themselves out of poverty."

Ruth, UK - Deki lender

With your support we've changed over 38,000 lives and lent over £1,000,000.

With your help, we're changing lives.

When a community is lifted through a Deki loan, it reduces unemployment, boosts the local economy, and secures children's futures.

Together, we can stop poverty.

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