We discovered Lendwithcare in December 2014 and immediately knew we had found ‘our’ charity. All monies raised at our Christmas markets are now donated to specifically helping entrepreneurial woman operating food market businesses in developing countries.

To date we have made 53 loans, helping 48 entrepreneurs and an amazing 1,144 family members.   This has also created 92 jobs.

Loans have been made as far afield as Ecuador, Malawi, Pakistan, Palestine, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

This is truly a wonderful scheme where everyone wins. Entrepreneurs get access to funds that they can pay back at a rate appropriate for them.   Microfinance organisations on the ground vet and monitor the requests. We lend and get paid back … which we can then lend again … and again – Brilliant.