On 12 November 2010 Peace Divident Trust (PDT) won not only one of the 14 G20 SME Finance Challenge awards but were also given one of three People's Choice Award and were thus presented with the award by President Obama and other leaders at the G20 Summit in Seoul, South Korea. PDT won the award for a new project model Factor Finance for Procurement. World famous Forbes Magazine carried photos of the award ceremony here. $528 million have been pledged by the G20 to PDT and the other winners.
This could not have happened had Timorese, in addition to (Haitians and Afghans) - members of the communities in which PDT currently work - not voted. On 5 November 2010 President Jose Ramos-Horta even called upon members of the public to vote for PDT.