Chiswick Design Company Puts Charity On Line
Pedalo joins forces with Microloan Foundation spread the word worldwide
Good things often happen in Chiswick, but pedalo limited, a Chiswick based web design company and MicroLoan Foundation, a local charity have joined forces to make good things happen in sub-Saharan Africa. MicroLoan is an innovative charity which provides small business loans as well as training and support for African women.
The work done by the MicroLoan Foundation and its supporters has helped to bring smiles to the faces of women wanting to start their own small businesses and is making a real difference to people’s lives.
The relationship between pedalo and MicroLoan began back in 2002 when pedalo donated their services to create www.microloanfoundation.org.uk. The site has recently been re-launched and is an essential tool in helping MicroLoan publicise their good work around the world.
Joshua Perry, CEO, of MicroLoan comments that “The key to the relationship has been that like us they understand the importance of being both local and global. If we need to discuss our requirements face to face, or publicise a Chiswick event, they are always happy to pop over for a chat. Yet when it comes to creating an international web presence they understand what is required - so much so that around half of our website hits now come from outside the UK."
Pedalo limited has been based in Chiswick since 2000 and has an established presence in the web design services market. Director, Guy Courtney says “When I came across MicroLoan I thought it was such a fantastic charity that I decided to offer the help of my company in improving their website. Hopefully in some way our help has indirectly helped improve the lives of people in Malawi.”
MicroLoan continues to offer small loans for big change and their next fundraising event the ‘September 2007 Grand Walk’ aims to raise £100,000. The public can get involved in this sponsored walk along the Grand Union Canal by registering on the MicroLoan website - www.microloanfoundation.org.uk
August 11, 2007