How loans from philanthropists to NGOs could work

james Aid

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This podcast focuses on the role of philanthropy in development, and shares the learning from a recent loan agreement made to Oxfam, which is considered ground-breaking for the sector. We speak to Talal Shakerchi, the head of Meditor Trust who gave the loan, and Bridie Layden from Oxfam GB’s Philanthropy & Partnerships team, who coordinated the process. They talk to us about how it worked, the challenges they faced and what the expectations are from the agreement.

Note: The CatFund is used by Oxfam to mobilise an immediate response when a disaster strikes. This unrestricted money enables Oxfam to respond immediately while further funds are being raised.