About Shared Interest
WHO WE ARE
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.
WHAT WE DO
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.
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