Who we finance
Shared Interest lends funds to fair trade
producer organisations. The majority of our lending is actually
made to buyer organisations in Europe and North America. This helps
us reach producers in more remote areas across the globe that may
not be able to lend from us directly.
direct lending to producer groups remains one of our priorities
and it is increasing year on year thanks to our people working on
the ground in Kenya, Peru and Ghana.
I want to work for Shared Interest as I see fair trade as a tool
to generate equity in the world. It is important to be part of the
solution; to create the right environment for fair trade to take
place. To do this, I think we need to work with wisdom and
compassion. It is the meeting of hearts and minds.
Shared Interest's Paul Sablich heads up our Peru
office in central Lima.