Support Our Charity

Believing business breaks barriers

Shared Interest Foundation is a registered charity. Through the support of individual donors, organisations, trusts and grantmakers we change lives by breaking the cycle of poverty through the creation of resilient businesses.  

We believe helping someone to build a strong business is a sustainable and respectful way to fight poverty. This is why we provide financial management and governance training, and help build support networks in disadvantaged rural communities.

We have worked in several countries since 2004; helping people to create a better life for their family and community.

Changing lives in Swaziland

With Comic Relief’s support, we have been working in Swaziland since 2010. Aimed at supporting small to medium sized enterprises, over 4000 people have benefited from the project to date.

“The project has broken barriers between whites and black, barriers between millionaires and the poor, barriers to markets for entrepreneurs.” 

Raymond Mhishi - Artisan

Building business from grass roots up

Our work so far has focused on supporting businesses in Rwanda, Malawi, and Swaziland.  These countries have all suffered continuous economic difficulties, especially in rural areas.  

We tailor our training courses to suit businesses from start-ups to large co-operatives.  We train on how to price goods, maintain good financial records and apply for finance. We build business support networks, helping fair trade businesses break into new markets, increasing incomes and employment for producers.