TV presenter Stacey Dooley went to Bosnia to meet women helped by micro-lending site lendwithcare.org
TV presenter and campaigner Stacey Dooley has just returned from a trip to Bosnia and Herzegovina, where she met female entrepreneurs helped by a micro-lending site.
Dooley met women supported by Lendwithcare.org, an initiative that allows ordinary Brits to loan money directly to entrepreneurs in developing countries.
After meeting women whose small businesses have been funded by British people via the site, Dooley is championing lendwithcare.org gift vouchers this Christmas.
She said: ‘I met women who lost their husbands, fathers and brothers in the war and had to re-build their lives from scratch.
‘It was heartbreaking, but they wouldn’t be able to support themselves or their children today without the support of lendwithcare.org, which helped them to establish a small business of their own.
‘With Christmas around the corner it’s an ideal present to buy for your pals and loved ones. For sure, I will be giving vouchers this year!’
Dragon’s Den star Deborah Meaden is also a fan of the micro-lending website. She said: ‘Becoming a lender is rewarding and fascinating, so a lendwithcare.org voucher which gives the recipient the chance to also experience this is an inspired idea for a gift this Christmas. It is a lovely way of giving friends and family the opportunity to be the leg-up the entrepreneurs need.’
Lendwithcare.org was established by CARE International UK and is supported by The Co-operative. Gift vouchers start from £15 and are available in a range of designs which can be sent via email or downloaded and printed. They are available to purchase here.
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