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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.