We believe that communities should be at the centre of their own development, so they can create a sense of ownership and develop the long-term sustainability of the projects.
When Deki first began in 2008, the focus of our programmes was centred around microfinance and supporting beneficiaries with essential business training.
Over the years, as Deki has grown and evolved, our microfinance programmes have become just one part of what we do.
Through building strong relationships with rural communities, our partners, and government agencies, we have developed a deeper understanding of the needs faced by the communities.
With this knowledge, Deki has designed a more holistic approach to supporting rural families and implemented three new projects to run alongside the microfinance programmes.
Deki’s impact team visits each village regularly so we can better understand the needs of each individual community and how best to support them. It is through ongoing learning and local knowledge that we are able to create a more holistic approach to poverty reduction.
Together, Deki’s five programmes address their most urgent needs and with the support from local government agencies and our partners to deliver each programme, Deki works to ensure that each village has access to income–generating activities, financial training, safe water, clean cookstoves and access to first-aid and healthcare.