Opportunity, not poverty
“Deki believes that everyone should have the opportunity to work their way out of poverty, to create a better future for their families, and to have the chance to change their lives and the lives of those around them.”
Vashti Seth, Founder and CEO
Our programme empowers women through training, leadership opportunities and financial inclusion.
Giving women increased access to financial services, increased agency to make decisions and increased opportunities to save, empowers them to shape their own futures.
Our clean energy enterprise programme increases access to affordable and clean energy, whilst reducing carbon emissions and creating jobs for women.
During 2021 we brought clean and affordable energy to families experiencing energy poverty, and impacted the lives of 1,850 people.
Our programme supports small-scale food producers to work together to grow their livelihoods.
Leading to increased access to financial services, increased knowledge of sustainable agricultural techniques, increased access to markets and increased income and productivity.
Safe Water Project
This year we have developed an exciting new partnership with CO2 Balance.
Our safe water project will work with experienced technicians to rehabilitate broken down water points in hard to reach rural communities. Water boreholes enable communities to access groundwater, which is safe for consumption and unaffected by seasonal rains.
They remove the need to burn firewood for water purification, thereby reducing CO2 emissions, and alleviate the burden on women and children to collect water and fuel.
Together we are working towards rehabilitating 520 water boreholes over the next two years, ensuring 150,000 people living in hard to reach communities have access to safe water to drink.
Deki’s Theory of Change
Our mission, to empower hard-to-reach communities to be free from extreme poverty, remains at the heart of everything we do.
We believe that given the opportunity, anyone can thrive. By supporting one of our programmes, you are investing in lasting positive change and empowering communities to become agents of change for the next generation.