We aim for all our Impact Runners to smash through at least £1000 of fundraising - this is what brings the Impact Week alive and leaves a lasting legacy in the communities we seek to serve…
The Impact Marathon Foundation has the goal of catalyzing change and supporitng tangible, grassroots organisations with our funds, affirmation and a platform to tell their story
In Kenya we have partnered with Five Talents, a small team of exceptionally passionate, knowledgeable and inspiring guys, who utilise the power of savings-led microfinance to empower. By engaging groups within communities to build their small businesses and support each other in the process. You will be visiting with the exact projects your fundraising supports
The growth of microfinance techniques has been a gamechanger in the world of international development. The idea that we can create groups of savers within a community, to then begin to responsibly and compassionately loan to each other to instigate business growth is simple yet effective. The simplicity extends to the business ideas themselves, it can be as simple as a lady selling potatos who uses the loan to accelerate her income by purchasing more stock at lower prices due to the her new economies of scale. This, in turn, enables her to pay for her children to attend school - and so the cycle of development continues.
What inspires the Impact team…
Not only is microfinance, when used responsibility a powerful tool for women’s empowerment, but the Five Talents team have a particular to be educating around good financial and business practice. The fundraising we do goes solely into capacity building and training - the funds for the loans? That is all generated by the beneficiaries themselves.