Opportunity, not poverty

We believe in the entrepreneurial spirit

 “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 & CEO

It is our mission to empower communities to be free from absolute poverty and we invest in the future of hardworking entrepreneurs by providing ethical micro loans, alongside business and community development training.

Deki’s community groups wish to develop sustainable livelihoods and become financially resilient. 

They’re enterprising people with big dreams, but with little opportunity.

By sponsoring a community, you can be part of the solution

 A hand up, not a hand out.

Let our beautiful animation take you on the journey of a Deki loan.


Women’s empowerment collective

Women’s empowerment collective

"When I didn't have a loan, I couldn't take care of the children myself. We only ate one meal a day. I didn't have a...

Healthcare Initiative

Healthcare Initiative

The Healthcare Initiative - When you empower a woman with knowledge, it benefits the whole community. In 2020, it...

Togo field trip – a year on

Togo field trip – a year on

A year on from Togo - words and photographs by Deki volunteer Liz Stagg. A year on and it's time to reflect on our...

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