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Bristol based Deki teams up with Microsoft and KPMG for interactive exhibition

Deki founder Vashti Seth

Deki founder Vashti Seth

Bristol based international development charity and crowdfunding platform is set to host a free six-week interactive exhibition.

The exhibition will open on Tuesday September 15 and is inspired by the story of Deki entrepreneur Halima Namutosi – a South Sudanese refugee who changed her life with a crowdfunded Deki loan.

The interactive element incorporates bespoke technology built by Microsoft Technical Evangelists and San Francisco–based communications technology company, Twilio.

The exhibition will tell passers by about entrepreneurs in the developing world.

The installation will be exhibited alongside a photo gallery of Deki images, taken and selected by award winning international development photographer, Adam Dickens.

The launch event will be on Thursday 17th September at The Engine Shed and sponsored by Global accountancy firm KPMG.

Businesses and third sector leaders will gather with Bristol’s tech scene to be the first to try out the technology for themselves.

The installation will be open to the public until 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday until 30th October 2015.

Vashti Seth, Founder of Deki, comments: “Deki believe mixing technology with international development is the key to creating opportunity, instead of poverty.

“Deki’s innovative crowdfunding website empowers individuals to work their way out of poverty with the help of ethical microloans.

“We were the UK’s first peer-to-peer microlending charity, and we guarantee where and who 100% of your money goes to.

“We hope that Engine Shed users will find the exhibition is a thought provoking and fun way to highlight Deki’s cause.”

To date the online microfinance charity and its community of over 3,000 lenders have crowdfunded over £500,000 in microloans and together changed the lives of nearly 22,000 people in the developing world.