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DEKI

Set up by Vashti Seth in 2008, Deki supports people in developing countries to work their way out of poverty by offering microloans (which combine to form larger loans) to entrepreneurs.

With an average loan size of £150, a number of people will lend to each entrepreneur. 100% of the money loaned goes directly to that person and within 12 months the money is paid back – it can then be returned to the lender or re-lent to another entrepreneur. Even a small initial investment can help a number of people to raise themselves out of poverty.

Good Full Stop owner Richard Stoker is a proud supporter of Deki and was one of the first contributors when it was first founded. Richard says: “I feel a sense of comradeship with the other entrepreneurs around the world that Deki supports.”

SOS CHILDREN'S VILLAGES - PAKISTAN

SOS Children’s Villages have been helping the world’s most vulnerable children and families for over 65 years. SOS Children’s Villages are home to children who, for various reasons, are no longer able to live with their biological family. Many are orphaned or abandoned. In a Children’s Village, each child is looked after by an SOS mother, who cares for a small group of children in a family unit until they are independent adults.

Good Full Stop sponsors two orphaned girls from Pakistan – where the dates come from to make Good Full Stop Bars – to help them through their education.
Richard Stoker says: “I was first inspired to give to SOS Children’s Villages when I received a letter from my bank saying I was about to be charged £60 per quarter in bank charges. I subsequently closed that account and have been putting my money to much better use ever since by supporting SOS.”

TUSK

Tusk is a dynamic and pioneering organisation with 25 years of experience initiating and funding conservation, community development and environmental education programmes across Africa.

Since its formation in 1990, Tusk has invested more than £25 ($40) million into a wide range of projects across the continent. Tusk supports more than 50 field projects in 18 African countries that not only work to protect wildlife, but also help to alleviate poverty through sustainable development and education amongst rural communities who live alongside the wildlife. However,conservation of wildlife remains a key objective with substantial funding being applied towards the protection of threatened species.

Richard Stoker is proud to support Tusk, saying: “I like the fact that Tusk not only protects wildlife, but also works to help communities and promote education.”

QUILLIAM

Quilliam is the world’s first counter-extremism think tank set up to address the unique challenges of citizenship, identity, and belonging in a globalised world. Quilliam stands for religious freedom, equality, human rights and democracy.

Quilliam seeks to challenge what we think, and the way we think. It aims to generate creative, informed and inclusive discussions to counter the ideological underpinnings of terrorism, whilst simultaneously providing evidence-based recommendations to governments for related policy measures.

Richard Stoker says: “I support Quilliam, as they are not afraid to tackle head on what is possibly the most difficult issue of our modern age.”



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