@fivetalents tanzania program featured on @bbc one

Written by Kelli Ross

Kelli Ross is the Director of Communications for Five Talents International, and is based in Vienna, VA. Established in 1999, Five Talents International has provided funding for business training and thousands of loans, ranging from $50 to $300, in 14 countries across Africa, Asia and Central and South America. A majority of loan recipients are women. Five Talents’ ongoing work is supported by a staff based in Vienna, Va., and an office in London. Hundreds of volunteers across the United States and United Kingdom participate in the organization. For more information and to donate, visit www.FiveTalents.org.

June 17, 2010

Five Talents has been featured as charity of the month on BBC One’s Lifeline program. See the 10-minute broadcast right here…

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Lifeline is the BBC’s monthly television charity appeal program. In May, Five Talents was the selected charity.

For more than 20 years, Lifeline has helped raise money for and increase the profile of hundreds of charities across the UK and abroad. There have been more than 250 appeals, which have raised nearly $9 million for charities.

In March, a BBC crew filmed clients and staff of Five Talents-partner Mama Bahati Foundation in Tanzania. The broadcast originally aired in late May in England, Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland. The film gives a powerful insight into the lives of microfinance clients and documents the challenges and successes they experience daily. This is a striking endorsement for the significant impact that small loans can make.

1 Comment

  1. @bibledude

    This is some great news for @fivetalents! The Business as Mission trip to Africa that I went on last summer was amazing, and this is some great work that I really believe in!


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