WE SEE A WORLD WHERE JUSTICE IS AT THE HEART OF TRADE FINANCE.
Shared Interest is the world’s only 100% fair trade lender.
We lend money directly to fair trade businesses in the developing world, as well as to buyers in the UK, USA & Europe.
The support from our investors enables us to lend over £33m annually to over 460 producer groups across 66 countries.
By opening a Share Account and becoming an investor you can help communities in the developing world access fair finance and create sustainable livelihoods.
Investing in Shared Interest is easy, anyone over the age of 16 with a UK bank account can open a Share Account with as little as £100.
Couples, families, schools and businesses as well as community and faith groups can also become investors and help to transform lives in the developing world
A HAND UP FOR FAIR TRADE COMMUNITIES
Kenyan-based handicraft group Namayiana uses Shared Interest funds to pre finance orders of handmade beaded goods. Before Namayiana existed there was no real role for women in the local community. Now they are able to provide an income for their families, paying for their children’s education, as well as food, clothing and other household items. Namayiana Project Manager, Catherine Mututua said: "With Shared Interest behind us, we have more courage to work harder and feel we can go far in our business."
Peruvian Fairtrade cocoa producers, Naranjillo are using financing from Shared Interest to develop their cocoa processing plant. This should increase productivity as well as improve the co-operative’s efficiency and sustainability. Regional Development Executive Paul Sablich said: "Thanks to our funds, Naranjillo was able to expand its Fairtrade cocoa sales to Europe and the United States. We hope to continue helping their growth in the future, for the sake of the 2,500 cocoa farmers that make up the co-operative."
What is fairtrade?
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