Charity Of The Month: Five Talents UK

Two women stand in front of a building and smile about the support they’ve received from Five Talents UK
Written by MicroStartups

Our final Charity of the Month for 2020 provides business training and microfinance to entrepreneurs in rural areas of eastern Africa and a select number of other countries. 

The organisation has helped over one million people across 12 countries, including Bolivia, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Myanmar, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.

Our profile explains the good work Five Talents UK is doing to help people.

Five Talents transforms lives through economic empowerment

Five Talents was founded at the 1998 Lambeth Conference of Anglican Bishops, with a mission to “eradicate extreme poverty by restoring human dignity and creating strong, sustainable communities”.

The charity uses economic empowerment to achieve its mission. It delivers this by providing microfinance and microcredit, giving people in East Africa the tools they need to lift themselves out of poverty. 

Five Talents opened its US office in 1999, with its UK and Kenyan offices following in 2005 and 2016 respectively.

Five Talents uses a range of schemes to empower people 

Microfinance and microcredit are the two primary tools Five Talents uses to transform lives and give people in rural eastern Africa economic empowerment. 

The charity employs a range of schemes to help the people it supports: 

  • Savings schemes
  • Literacy training
  • Numeracy training
  • Business training 

These schemes support people in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi, South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Bolivia and Myanmar. 

You can learn more about the work the charity is involved in by visiting the Five Talents UK website

How can I help Five Talents continue its good work?

As a registered charity, Five Talents depends on the generosity of donors like yourself to give it the resources it needs to help people in Africa and beyond. 

You can nominate an appeal, programme or country to make your donation towards and Five Talents will ensure that at least 85% of your contribution goes towards this. 

Show your support for this great charity and make a donation to Five Talents today

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