About Shared Interest


Our aim is to alleviate poverty by enabling people in remote and disadvantaged communities, to trade and earn a living.

We do this by pooling the investments of our 11,000 members and lend these funds to farmers and handcraft producers, who buy seeds, fertilisers and raw materials.   Once they sell their crops or crafts, they pay back the loan, and we lend this money again.


We provide loans and credit services to businesses across the globe that are registered with either Fairtrade International (FLO) or members of the World Fair Trade Organisation (WFTO). These businesses range from sole trader handcraft producers to large scale coffee co-operatives and fair trade buyers worldwide.

Read more about Shared Interest in the About Us section of our website.