March’s Charity of the Month is Bristol’s very own Deki. These guys are currently raising funds for their #OneThousandLives campaign which aims to help 1,000 people living across Africa to break the poverty cycle. You can donate to Deki right now on Wriggle by heading to wrig.gl/o/24357. Read on to find out what Deki is all about and how you can help this fantastic campaign.
Deki was founded in 2008 by Vashti Seth after being inspired by the hardships of a Tibetan refugee called Deki Dolkha, who her father had sponsored through school. When Vashti’s father sadly died from cancer, he left her £2,000 and note saying “do something good” which inspired her to give opportunities to people like Deki.
Deki was the first charity in the UK to raise loan capital through lenders and donors on a crowdfunding website. Individual lenders in the UK and overseas have the opportunity to lend from £10 to a chosen entrepreneur. Entrepreneurs receiving this loan have the ability to support their extended family through an increase in income. It also has a positive effect on the local community. On average, a Deki loan has a positive impact on the livelihoods of five or more people. Deki have lent over £710,000 worth of loans to developing world entrepreneurs and helped over 28,000 people to break the poverty cycle.
Their latest campaign #OneThousandLives is currently live and Deki have until March 31st at 3:00pm to raise the £7,000 they need to help 1,000 people living across Africa to break the poverty cycle this month.
Watch the video below to find out how Deki works and just how easy it is to get involved and start changing people’s lives for the better.
You can donate directly to Deki through Wriggle by heading here: wrig.gl/o/24357
Deki is a charity, registered in the UK by the Charity Commission. Registered charity no. 1137047